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PASSIONATE MOTHERING AND ITS DISCONTENTS

Monday 25th March / presented by Rewi Lyall

Is balancing work and family overbalanced in favour of work?

In a culture anxious about care and dependency, it’s become very easy to dismiss maternal attentiveness and nurture as excessive.

Is it really possible that the social meaning of a woman deliberately ‘not working’ has changed to such an extent that it is seen as bordering on the abnormal?

Victoria University School of Social Sciences Associate Professor Julie Stephens joins me to discuss these issues raised in her article ‘Passionate Mothering and its Discontents’…

 

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