The Impossibility of Motherhood: Feminism, Individualism and by Patrice DiQuinzio

By Patrice DiQuinzio

An enough research of reports and occasions particular to girls, particularly mothering, calls for attention of women's distinction. a spotlight on women's distinction, even though, jeopardizes feminism's claims of women's equivalent individualist subjectivity, and hazards recovering the inequality and oppression of girls, particularly the view that every one girls could be moms, are looking to be moms, and are such a lot chuffed being moms. This booklet considers how thinkers together with Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Nancy Choderow and Adrienne wealthy fight to barter this obstacle of distinction in examining mothering, encompassing the paradoxes touching on embodiment, gender and illustration they come upon. Patrice Di Quinzio indicates that mothering has been and should proceed to be an intractable challenge for feminist idea itself, and indicates the political usefulness of an explicitly paradoxical politics of mothering.

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