Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jacqueline Rose

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jacqueline Rose year 2018
  • Book name: Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty
  • Author: Jacqueline Rose
  • Release date: 2018/4/9
  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780571331437
  • Rating: 9.53 of 10
  • Votes: 248
  • Review by: Mohammad Hollingsworth
  • Review rating: 8.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/7
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty is guided by a simple argument: that motherhood is the place in our culture where we lodge - or rather bury - the reality of our own conflicts, of psychic life, and what it means to be fully human. Mothers are the ultimate scapegoat for our personal and political failings, for everything that is wrong with the world, which becomes their task (unrealizable, of course) to repair.To the familiar claim that too much is asked of mothers - a long-standing feminist plaint - Rose adds a further dimension. She questions what we are doing when we ask mothers to carry the burden of everything that is hardest to contemplate about our society and ourselves. By making mothers the objects of licensed cruelty, we blind ourselves to the world's iniquities and shut down the portals of the heart.To demonstrate this vicious paradox at work, Rose explores a range of material: investigative writing and policies on motherhood, including newspaper reports, policy documents, and law; drama, novels, poetry, and life stories past and present; social history, psychoanalysis, and feminism. An incisive, rousing call to action, Mothers unveils the crucial idea that unless we recognise what role we are asking mothers to perform in the world, and for the world, we will continue to tear both the world and mothers to pieces.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H9M4S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Political Philosophy, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Sociology: Family & Relationships
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 14.40 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x205x25mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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