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Maternal Desire
Daphne De Marneffe

Classification : Psychology
Pub Date : Apr 06, 2006
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 416
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844080137
Price : 1,050

About the book
This is an important and exciting addition to the debate about children love and the inner life.

Does identifying and talking about maternal desire feed old notions about women's nature and justify restrictions of their rights? Or is it an opportunity to understand women more deeply? Maternal Desire shows that the iconic images of motherhood - from the sacrificial mother to the supermum - and the endless debates about what's best for children obscure the profound meaning of mothering - and the desire to mother. Here is a book that gives a common voice to mothers and examines motherhood as an active and transforming experience.

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'De Marneffe's radical move is to urge women to think hard about what they themselves want or need from mothering, not just what their children want or need, and not what women's rights activists or right-wing politicians demand they want or need' ELLE
     
Daphne De Marneffe
Daphne de Marneffe PhD is a clinical psychologist experienced in treating adults and children. Educated at Harvard and UC Berkeley she has lectured on the subject of maternal desire and her scholarly...(+)