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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Transnational Intersectionality: A Critical Framework for Theorizing Motherhood
Transnational intersectionality: A critical framework for theorizing motherhood

Feminist scholars have critiqued representations of women that valorize women's roles as mothers and privilege the primacy of motherhood as a defining feature of being a woman (Bohan, 1993). These scholars have challenged such essentialist constructions of women by illuminating the relationship between the hegemony of patriarchal privilege (i.e., the internalization of privileged status of men) and cultural images of motherhood as being central to women (e.g., Mahalingam & Leu, 2005). However, such critiques primarily reflect the experiences of White middle-class women in the United States (De Reus, Few, & Blume, 2005). Racial-ethnic scholars have argued that the experiences of women of color provide a critical vantage point to challenge ...

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