The Yummy Mummy’s Survival Guide

Author: Liz Fraser

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007354851

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 4458


Becoming a mother is as challenging as ever. Help is at hand, with this indispensable guide to surviving the biggest transition of your life.

The Star and Celebrity Confessional

Author: Sean Redmond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317982258

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 989


In this book the different manifestations, meanings, and processes of the star and celebrity confessional will be explored. The confessional is taken to be any moment in which a star, celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts that are considered to be authentic, heart-felt, and honest. These confessional encounters can take place in an interview, through performance and presentation events, online, and in ‘unscripted’ encounters. A star may break down in tears, or reveal a previously unknown truth about their private life. However, this authenticity is often found to have been manufactured, or is timed to occur against a new release or product launch. Alternatively, the desire to confess may be seen to draw attention to the centrality of pseudo forms of emotion in contemporary culture and the obsessional behaviour it produces. In this book authors consider acts of confession by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Jade Goody, Britney Spears, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracey Emin, and Russell Crowe.

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

Author: Giles Melinda Vandenbeld

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 1927335744

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 5612


Neoliberal policies and austerity measures have unequivocally altered the landscape of women’s lives globally. The most detrimental effect has been on mothers as they are faced with increasing responsibility and decreasing resources. Despite mothers being the primary producers, consumers, and repro- ducers of the neoliberal world, their centrality has been largely silenced within economic discourse. Thus, Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism calls for a new economic framework to counter the individualized neoliberal model, one in which the needs of mothers and children are prioritized. This volume provides a crucial starting point. By identifying the sources of neoliberal failure toward mothers, we can begin to collectively formulate an alternative paradigm in which mothers’ voices are no longer rendered invisible, but rather predominate in the global landscape.

Interrogating Motherhood

Author: Lynda R. Ross

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1771991437

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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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, as relevant today as it was at the time of writing. It was Rich who first defined the term “motherhood” as referent to a patriarchal institution that was male-defined, male controlled, and oppressive to women. To empower women, Rich proposed the use of the word “mothering”: a word intended to be female-defined. It is between these two ideas—that of a patriarchal history and a feminist future—that the introductory text, Interrogating Motherhood, begins. Ross explores the topic of mothering from the perspective of Western society and encourages students and readers to identify and critique the historical, social, and political contexts in which mothers are understood. By examining popular culture, employment, public policy, poverty, “other” mothers, and mental health, Interrogating Motherhood describes the fluid and shifting nature of the practice of mothering and the complex realities that define contemporary women’s lives.

Postfeminism and Health

Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives

Author: Sarah Riley,Adrienne Evans,Martine Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317301536

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 2541


This groundbreaking book employs a transdisciplinary and poststructuralist methodology to develop the concept of ‘postfeminist healthism,’ a twenty-first-century understanding of women’s physical and mental health formed at the intersections of postfeminist sensibilities, neoliberal constructs of citizenship and the notion of health as an individual responsibility managed through consumption. Postfeminist healthism is used in this book to explore seven topics where postfeminist sensibility has the most impact on women’s health: self-help, weight, surgical technologies, sex, pregnancy, responsibilities for others’ health and pro-anorexia communities. The book explores the ways in which the desire to be normal and live a good life is tied to expectations of ‘normal-perfection’ circulated across interpersonal interactions, media representations and expert discourses. It diagnoses postfeminist healthism as unhealthy for both those women who participate in it and those whom it excludes and considers how more positive directions may emerge. By exploring the under-researched intersection of postfeminism and health studies, this book will be invaluable to researchers and students in psychology, gender and women’s studies, health research, media studies and sociology.

The Yummy Mummy's Family Handbook

Author: Liz Fraser

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007262731

Category: Families

Page: 432

View: 1482


Throw off your domestic goddess apron or superwoman's powersuit - the new family ensemble is far more wearable. Liz Fraser, mother of three, invites you into the family home to explore the most common of domestic snags, offering invaluable reassurance and top tips for keeping it all hanging together.

Gendered Cities

Identities, Activities, Networks : a Life-course Approach

Author: Gisella Cortesi,Flavia Cristaldi,Joos Droogleever Fortuijn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Urban women

Page: 243

View: 4343


Time Out London Shops and Services

The Essential London Sourcebook

Author: Lisa Ritchie

Publisher: Time Out

ISBN: 9781905042104

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 943


Featuring more than 3,000 shops and services, this 12th edition of a perennial favorite is fully updated. Packed with the latest stores and trends across the capital, as well as new looks at old favorites.