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By Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, Pegeen Reichert Powell

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Moms Who convey brings jointly essays that concentrate on mothering as an clever perform, intentionally reinvented and rearticulated through moms themselves. The members to this watershed quantity specialise in quite a few topics, from moms in children’s photo books and moms writing blogs to international maternal activism and moms elevating homosexual sons. Distinguishing itself from a lot writing approximately motherhood this present day, moms Who bring makes a speciality of forward-looking arguments and new types of wisdom in regards to the perform of mothering rather than ultimate exclusively in the realm of critique. jointly, the essays create a compelling argument concerning the chances of empowered mothering.

“Stitt and Powell solid a large internet into this interdisciplinary box, bringing again articles that talk to every thing from the ‘mommyblogging’ revolution to unmarried moms’ teams and the way they function on college campuses … The articles themselves advertise introspection, however it is the act of examining them within the similar house opposed to probably disparate articles that fosters wondering and eventual knowing of simply how own and political a box like mothering experiences can be.” — increased Difference

“This quantity strikes past a critique of patriarchal motherhood to visualize and enforce new and extra empowering theories and modes of mothering. With its concentrate on mothering as service provider and in its cognizance to twenty-first-century motherhood concerns, it's a distinctive and unique collection.” — Andrea O’Reilly, editor of Feminist Mothering

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Kristeva 1980, 283, emphasis in original) Westerkamp notes that Kristeva’s approach is different from that of theorists such as Deleuze, those who describe the recognition of separateness as a violence (Westerkamp 1988b, 119). The moment of recognition of another, for Kristeva, is not a moment of angst, of existential loneliness, but of laughter, an expression of joy that someone, 24 M C C ARTNEY some other, is here to relieve the distress and provide pleasure and security. These scattered and funny moments become projected— archaic synthesis onto the stable support of the mother’s face, the privileged receiver of laughter at about three months.

I lived with my daughter. . ” Some listeners criticize Westerkamp for being too personal in this piece, for relying too much on her personal experience. This listener criticizes her for attempting to go beyond her personal experience by borrowing aspects of sonic styles from other cultures. Perhaps in both cases the criticism is Contrapuntal Delivery and Reception 37 due to the fact that the experiences of women are the focus of her work in this piece, experiences that mark specificities that differ from the hegemonic male model.

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