Rock-a-by Baby

Rock-a-by Baby

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Although self-help has been an integral strategy of the women's movement, the burgeoning self-help publishing industry and growing popularity of talk shows encouraging personal confession have provoked vicious attacks on self-help from many feminists. Rock-a-By Baby examines the postpartum depression support group movement and exploring the relationship between gender, the ideas and strategies of women's self-help groups and feminism. Taylor uses interviews and personal letters, talk show transcripts, organizational newsletters and a survey of postpartum group leaders to illuminate conflicts played out in the arena of women's self-help.38 The quotation is from aquot;Postpartum Illness Feels Like a Thief, aquot; Depression After Delivery Newsletter (Fall 1989), p. 3. 40 The ... On biology and womena#39;s empowerment, see Rich 1976;Chodorow 1978; Rossi 1984; Ruddick 1989. 40 Theanbsp;...

Title:Rock-a-by Baby
Author:Verta A. Taylor
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1996


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