Mother’s Day & Motherhood

April 18, 2011

Mother’s Day & Motherhood

In the News: Mother’s Day comes early this year. Of course, that holiday is not until May 8th – still a few weeks away – but, since the author of this blog post will soon be on maternity leave, it is indeed a timely topic. In the News will be on hiatus through the summer and will return at the beginning of the Fall semester. Until then enjoy these books and DVDs that explore the beauty, joys, and pains of motherhood.

The Art of Motherhood
By Marta Alvarez González. Translated by Anthony Shugaar. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010
Call Number: NX652 .M64 A48 2010

Baby on Board: Becoming a Mother Without Losing Yourself: A Guide for Moms-to-Be
By Joelle Jay and Amy Kovarick. AMACOM, American Management Association, 2007
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
By Ayelet Waldman. Doubleday, 2009
Call Number: PS3573 .A42124 Z46 2009

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self
By Elly Teman. University of California Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ759.5 .T46 2010

Conscious Women, Conscious Mothers: True Stories of Wisdom and Awareness on the Path of Motherhood
Edited by Darlene Montgomery. White Knight Books, 2007
Call Number: Available online via ebrary

Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction
Edited by Sarah Hayden and D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein. Lexington Books, 2010
Call Number: HQ759 .C7257 2010

Encyclopedia of Motherhood
Edited by Andrea O’Reilly. Sage Publications, 2010
Call Number: Available online via SAGE Reference Online

Feminist Mothering
Edited by Andrea O’Reilly. SUNY Press, 2008
Call Number: HQ759 .F367 2008

Going It Alone?: Lone Motherhood in late Modernity
By Martina Klett-Davies. Ashgate, 2007
Call Number: HQ759.915 .K63 2007

Is That Your Child?: Mothers Talk About Rearing Biracial Children
By Marion Kilson and Florence Ladd. Lexington Books, 2009
Call Number: HQ777.9 .K55 2009

The Kids Are All Right (DVD)
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2010
Call Number: PN1997.2 .K5373 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Lesbian Motherhood: Stories of Becoming
By Amy Hequembourg. Harrington park Press, 2007
Call Number: HQ75.53 .H47 2007 (At Treasure Coast)

Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life
Edited by Elerena Evans and Caroline Grant. Rutgers University Press, 2008
Call Number: LC1568 .M35 2008 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality
By Nel Noddings. University of California Press, 2010
Call Number: BJ1475 .N625 2010

The Maternal is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change
Edited by Shari MacDonald Strong. Seal Press, 2008
Call Number: HQ759 .M3732 2008

Maternities: Gender, Bodies and Space
By Robyn Longhurst. Routledge, 2008
Call Number: HQ759 .L576 2007

Maybe Baby (DVD)
Directed by Shannon O’Rourke. New Day Films, 2007
Call Number: HQ755.8 .M39 2007

Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America
By Rebecca Jo Plant. The University of Chicago Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ759 .P564 2010

Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Culture
Edited by Ann C. Hall and Mardia J. Bishop. Praeger, 2009
Call Number: HQ759 .M848 2009

Mommy, Mama, and Me
By Lesléa Newman. Tricycle Press, 2009
Call Number: PZ7 .N47988 Mo 2009 (Boca Raton Children’s Literature Collection)

The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood
By Barbara Almond. University of California Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ759 .A436 2010

Motherhood and Feminism
By Amber E. Kinser. Seal Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ759 .K552 2010

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out
Edited by Emily Monosson. ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2008
Call Number: HQ759.48 .M68 2008

The Motherhood Manifesto: What America’s Mom’s Want and What to Do About It
By Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. Nation Books, 2006
Call Number: HQ759 .B59 2006

The Motherhood Manifesto (DVD)
Directed by Laura Pacheco. Bullfrog Films, 2006
Call Number: HQ759.48 .M675 2006 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse
Edited by Jocelyn Fenton Stitt and Pegeen Reichert Powell. SUNY Press ,2010
Call Number: HQ759 .M8736 2010

New Choices, New Families: How Lesbians Decide About Motherhood
By Nancy J. Mezey. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
Call Number: HQ75.53 .M49 2008

Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself
By Amy Richards. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Call Number: HQ759 .R534 2008

Ready: Why Women are Embracing the New Later Motherhood
By Elizabeth Gregory. Basic Books, 2007
Call Number: HQ759.43 .G74 2007

Safe Motherhood in a Globalized World
Edited by Barbara Wejnert, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Nirupama Prakash. Routledge, 2009
Call Number: HQ759 .S2 2009

Saving Haiti’s Mothers (DVD)
Distributed by PBS, 2010
Call Number: RG963 .H2 S38 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women Are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family
By Rosanna Hertz. Oxford University Press, 2006
Call Number: HQ536 .H48 2006 (Also available via NetLibrary)

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
By Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. Viking, 2009
Call Number: PS3611 .I44 Z46 2009

Twenty-First Century Motherhood: Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency
Edited by Andrea O’Reilly. Columbia University Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ759 .T946 2010

Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers and the American Dream
By Ruth Sidel. University of California Press, 2006
Call Number: HQ759.915 .S159 2006 (Also available via NetLibrary)

The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation
By Sharon Lerner. John Wiley & Sons, 2010
Call Number: HQ759.48 .L49 2010

Who’s Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers
Edited by Yvonne Bynoe. Soft Skull Press, 2009
Call Number: HQ759 .W56 2009