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Twenty-first Century Motherhood: Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency

Edited by Andrea O'Reilly

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Paper, 408 pages, 2 tables and 2 figures
ISBN: 978-0-231-14967-9
$34.00 / £23.50

September, 2010
Cloth, 408 pages, 2 tables and 2 figures
ISBN: 978-0-231-14966-2
$105.50 / £73.00

"Andrea O'Reilly's coverage is comprehensive. Her book reflects current trends in the field, particularly the examination of reproductive technologies and the Internet and the implications for motherhood and mothering." — Heather Hewett, State University of New York, New Paltz, writer and editor of the Global Mama column for Girl with Pen (

"Twenty-first-century mothering is confronted by historically significant variables that warrant special attention in motherhood studies, as they profoundly impact maternal agency, identity, policy, and experience. Maternal theorizing must take into account the ways in which mothers and mothering are uniquely situated in the twenty-first century. Andrea O'Reilly offers a scholarly, accessible, and effective interdisciplinary collection that attends to these truths and nuances the study of mothering today." — Amber Kinser, author of Motherhood and Feminism

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About the Author

Andrea O'Reilly is associate professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University and the editor or coeditor of more than fourteen books on motherhood. She is the author of Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart and Rocking the Cradle: Thoughts on Motherhood, Feminism, and the Possibility of Empowered Mothering. She is also the founder and director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, formerly the Association for Research on Mothering and the founder and editor in chief of the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, formerly the Journal of the Association for Research and Mothering.

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