Interrogating Motherhood (Open Paths to Enriched Learning) by Lynda R. Ross
English | Mar. 2, 2017 | ISBN: 1771991437 | 173 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
It has been four decades since the publication of Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born, but her analysis of maternity and the archetypal Mother remains a powerful critique. It was Rich who first defined the term "motherhood" as referent to a patriarchal institution that was oppressive to women. Rich proposed the use of the word "mothering": a word intended to be female-defined.