Regretting motherhood: a study

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books,
Pub. Date:
[2017]
Language:
English
Description
Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true—that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds, sociologist Orna Donath treats regret as a feminist issue: as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women currently are blocked off. She asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a “natural” role for women—for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of national debates.
More Details
ISBN:
9781623171377
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c00541a1-098a-3da0-5fed-f8307729df97
full_title regretting motherhood a study
author donath orna
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-17 04:56:39AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1575968352228081664
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Donath, Orna,
author-letter Donath, Orna,
author_additional Orna Donath.
author_display Donath, Orna
availability_toggle_arlington Entire Collection
callnumber_sort_arlington 306.8743 DONAT
collection_arlington New Nonfiction
date_added 2017-07-07T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 41
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills New Nonfiction, Central New Nonfiction
display_description "Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true—that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds, sociologist Orna Donath treats regret as a feminist issue: as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women currently are blocked off. She asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a znaturaly role for women—for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of national debates."--Page 4 of cover.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id c00541a1-098a-3da0-5fed-f8307729df97
isbn 9781623171377
item_details ils:.b19637858|.i21342258|Aurora Hills New Nonfiction|306.8743 DONAT|||1|false|false|||||Due Sep 5, 2017|Aug 12, 2017|aann||, ils:.b19637858|.i21363687|Central New Nonfiction|306.8743 DONAT|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 19, 2017||cann||
itype_arlington Paperback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 10
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 306.8743 DONAT
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 306.8743 DONAT
local_callnumber_left_arlington 306.8743 DONAT
local_days_since_added_arlington 41
local_time_since_added_arlington 2 Months, Quarter, Six Months, Year
num_holdings 2
oclc (OCoLC)959032252
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central
physical xxviii, 243 pages ; 22 cm.
popularity 20
primary_isbn 9781623171377
publishDate 2017
publishDateSort 2017
publisher North Atlantic Books,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b19637858|Book|Books||English|North Atlantic Books,|[2017]|xxviii, 243 pages ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b19637858|.i21342258|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b19637858|.i21363687|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Motherhood, Mothers -- Psychology, Regret
table_of_contents Paths to motherhood: what society dictates versus women's own experiences -- Demanding motherhood: how mothers should look, act, and feel -- Regretting motherhood: if only I could be nobody's mom -- Living with an illicit emotion: experiences of motherhood and expressions of regret -- But what about the children?: regretting motherhood between silence and speech -- Mothers as subjects: learning from regret.
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
time_since_added 2 Months, Quarter, Six Months, Year
title Regretting motherhood : a study
title_alt Regretting motherhood.
title_display Regretting motherhood : a study
title_full Regretting motherhood : a study / Orna Donath
title_short Regretting motherhood :
title_sort regretting motherhood a study
title_sub a study
translation German