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Bikini-Ready Moms: Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body (SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory)

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Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of “body work.”

The requirements of “good” motherhood used to primarily involve the care of children, but now contemporary mothers are also pressured to become bikini-ready immediately postpartum. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein analyzes celebrity mom profiles to determine the various ways that they encourage all mothers to engage in body work as the energizing solution to solve any work-life balance struggles they might experience. Bikini-Ready Moms also considers the ways that maternal body work erases any evidence of mothers’ contributions both at home and in professional contexts. Hallstein theorizes possible ways to fuel a necessary mothers’ revolution, while also pointing to initial strategies of resistance.
Bikini-Ready Moms contributes a great deal to understanding both the obsession with celebrity mom profiles and the pressure that mothers are under to conform to and perform intensive mothering as it shifts into another gear to control women.” — Fiona Joy Green, author of Practicing Feminist Mothering

Author : Lynn O'Brien Hallstein
Binding : Paperback
EAN : 9781438459004
ISBN : 1438459009
ItemDimensions :
Height : 900
Length : 600
Weight : 86
Width : 69
Label : State University of New York Press
Manufacturer : State University of New York Press
MPN : 51
NumberOfItems : 1
NumberOfPages : 276
PackageDimensions :
Height : 73
Length : 843
Weight : 79
Width : 585
PackageQuantity : 1
PartNumber : 51
ProductGroup : Book
ProductTypeName : ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate : 2015-09-01
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Studio : State University of New York Press
Title : Bikini-Ready Moms: Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body (SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory)