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Forcey, Linda Rennie

  • By: Jessica B. Burstrem
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Linda Rennie Forcey joined the faculty in the School of Education and Human Development at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1978. Her academic interests included peace and conflict resolution studies, women's studies, American politics, and international relations. She also won a University Award for Excellence in Teaching for the 1983–84 academic year. She published one monograph, Mothers of Sons: Toward an Understanding of Responsibility; and, among other publications, co-edited Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency with Evelyn Nakano Glenn and Grace Chang.

Commonalities of 100 Mothers

Mothers of Sons is a study of what 100 mothers of sons themselves say about their mothering, which she uses to uncover some potential commonalities among real mothers of sons—unlike those suggested by mythology, literature, or psychoanalysis—while always ...

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