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I am a senior English major. 

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How have Feminist Theorists approached the experience of motherhood?

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Works Cited

Allen, Ann Taylor. "From Authority to Nurture: Theoretical Origins of Maternal Feminism, 1780--1840." Feminism and Motherhood in Germany, 1800-1914. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 1991. University of Florida Library Catalog; Mango Discovery; http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF029516435.Web.

Baum, Rob. "Feminism, Motherhood, Hollywood." Interactions: Ege University Journal of British and American Studies 14.2 (2005): 33-46. Web.

Umansky, Lauri. Motherhood Reconceived : Feminism and the Legacies of the Sixties. New York: New York University Press, 1996. University of Florida Library Catalog; Mango Discovery; http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF022494648Web.

"United States Department of Labor: Women's Bureau." United States Department of Labor: Women's Bureau. 2013.Web. April 5,2013 <http://www.dol.gov/wb/>.

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Allen, Ann Taylor. "From Authority to Nurture: Theoretical Origins of Maternal Feminism, 1780--1840." Feminism and Motherhood in Germany, 1800-1914. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 1991. University of Florida Library Catalog; Mango Discovery; http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF029516435.Web.

In Dr. Ann Taylor Allen’s research of Feminism in relation to motherhood in Germany she displays her notable expertise on the subject. Her in-depth analysis of the origins of maternal feminism can be understood by most in academia, but some aspects of the chapter require a more refined understanding of her topic in order to fully grasp the true nature of the material. Allen brings to light multiple cultural, spiritual, and political aspects of maternal feminism in Germany within her chapter and examines the ways in which maternal feminism in and of itself came about in order to inform her audience of the history of the concept. Although her research deals largely with Germany, I feel her information also discusses more generally maternal feminism and relates well to my personal research.

Baum, Rob. "Feminism, Motherhood, Hollywood." Interactions: Ege University Journal of British and American Studies 14.2 (2005): 33-46. Web.

Dr. Rob Baum, both practiced within the realm of criticism of social constructs of gender and that of theatre and drama, she brings a rare vantage point to the subject of feminism and motherhood in connection with Hollywood. Through Baum’s journal article, she examines the feminist approaches to motherhood and the role they have in the scene of Hollywood. Baum adds to the thoughts of those that also examine such influences, but must be understood as someone that is largely familiar with the culture of the Middle East and may not have a complete insider view. I find the article to be accessible to undergraduates and above. I feel this article is related to my research because I am encouraged to consider the visual expression of thoughts relating to my interests in motherhood and feminism. 

Umansky, Lauri. Motherhood Reconceived : Feminism and the Legacies of the Sixties. New York: New York University Press, 1996. University of Florida Library Catalog; Mango Discovery; http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF022494648Web.

Dr. Lauri Umansky’s book is a notable one in which she examines the complex relationship between motherhood and feminism, which are often times viewed as in opposition to one another. Her novel thoughts present the idea perhaps motherhood and feminism are actually linked and not as much at odds as many suggest. The majority of the information she presents is very accessible and available to undergraduates and above, but perhaps the in depth areas may prove to be benefitted by outside further research in order to be fully comprehended. I find this source to be of the most vital importance to my research on motherhood and feminism because of her coverage of many historical and contextual information and her interesting ideas concerning a potentially harmonious relationship between that of motherhood and feminism.  

"United States Department of Labor: Women's Bureau." United States Department of Labor: Women's Bureau. 2013.Web. April 5,2013 <http://www.dol.gov/wb/>.

This Government website is a facet of the United States Department of Labor that specifically focuses on women and functions as a reliable source since not just anyone can tamper with the information available. The site directly presents information about women in the work force and related issues. Since it is a government website, I believe it is necessary to view the presented materials in light of the realization that there may be a bias in order to receive favor of the populace and in order create an appearance of advancement in the often neglected area of women in the work force. The information can be read by pretty much anyone. I believe this could be a potential resource that would allow me to find information on mothers in the workforce.

            

Call Number Ranges and Subject Headings

Call Number Ranges:

1) HQ1-2044 The Family.  Marriage.  Women

2) HQ755.7-759.92 Parents.  Parenthood

(Including parent and child, husbands, fathers,

wives, mothers)

3) HQ1101-2030.7 Women.  Feminism

Subject Headings:

1) Parent-adult child relations

2) Feminism-- in children

3) Motherhood

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