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The mommy myth

the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined women

by Douglas, Susan J.

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Motherhood -- United States,
    • Mothers -- United States,
    • Women in the mass media -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-361) and index.

      StatementSusan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels.
      ContributionsMichaels, Meredith W.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ759 .D67 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination383 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages383
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3325824M
      ISBN 100743259998
      LC Control Number2004299458
      OCLC/WorldCa54092472

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Susan J. Douglas is an American feminist columnist, and cultural critic who writes about gender issues, media criticism and American politics. She has published five books on American history, and is currently Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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