The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies
By (author) Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
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Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies by Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
Book DescriptionCalling for nothing less than a radical reform of family law and a reconception of intimacy, The Neutered Mother, The Sexual Family, and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies argues strongly against current legal and social policy discussions about the family because they do not have at their core the crucial concepts of caregiving and dependency, as well as the best interests of women and children. The Neutered Mother scrutinizes the definitions of family and mother throughout the volume while paying close attention to issues of race, class and sexuality. In addition, Fienman convincingly contests society's refusal to dignify, support and respond to the needs of caregivers and illustrates the burden they must bear due to this treatment. This book is a crucial step toward defining America's most pressing social policy problems having to do with women, motherhood and the family.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415910279
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
At the Boundaries of Law, Paperback (March 2014)
Feminists have recently begun to challenge the powerful influence of the law on the social and cultural construction of women's roles, identities, and rights. This timely work provides a series of non-technical, interdisciplinary explorations into the nature and effects of legal regulation on women's lives.
Sister Wives, Surrogates and Sex Workers, Hardback (December 2013)
This book develops an analytical framework that aims to discern the meaning and value that women may ascribe to morally ambiguous practices. An analysis of law's approach to polygamy, surrogacy and sex work, particularly in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Vulnerability, Paperback (December 2013)
This book draws together major British and American scholars who present different perspectives on the concept of vulnerability and Fineman's 'vulnerability thesis'.
Exploring Masculinities, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
Written by leading experts in the area, this volume investigates the ways in which emerging masculinities theory in law could inform feminist legal theory in particular and law in general. As many of the chapters in this collection illustrate, law is constantly in a dynamic interaction with masculinities.
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