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Shadow Mothers

  • Fester Einband
  • 288 Seiten
Focuses on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the work... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Focuses on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with the 'shadow mothers' they hire. This work locates the roots of individual skirmishes between mothers and their childcare providers in broader cultural and social tensions.

Autorentext

Cameron Lynne Macdonald is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.



Klappentext

"Shadow Mothers" shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with the "shadow mothers" they hire. Cameron Lynne Macdonald illuminates both sides of an unequal and complicated relationship. Based on in-depth interviews with professional women and childcare providers-- immigrant and American-born nannies as well as European au pairs--"Shadow Mothers" locates the roots of individual skirmishes between mothers and their childcare providers in broader cultural and social tensions. Macdonald argues that these conflicts arise from unrealistic ideals about mothering and inflexible career paths and work schedules, as well as from the devaluation of paid care work.



Inhalt

Preface 1. Introduction: Childcare on Trial 2. Mother-Employers: Blanket Accountability at Home and at Work 3. Nannies on the Market 4. "They're Too Poor and They All Smoke": Ethnic Logics and Childcare Hiring Decisions 5. Managing a Home-Centered Childhood: Intensive Mothering by Proxy 6. Creating Shadow Mothers 7. The "Third-Parent" Ideal 8. Nanny Resistance Strategies 9. Partnerships: Seeking a New Model 10. Untangling the Mother-Nanny Knot Appendix: Research Methods Notes Bibliography Index Contents Preface

Produktinformationen

Titel: Shadow Mothers
Untertitel: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering
Autor:
EAN: 9780520222328
ISBN: 978-0-520-22232-8
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: University of California Press
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 635g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2011