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Perfect Madness free pdf A lively and provocative look at the modern culture of motherhood and at the social, economic, and political forces that shaped current ideas aboutparenting.

What is wrong with this picture? That's the question Judith Warner asks after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood-at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands.

When Warner had her first child, she was living in Paris, where parents routinely left their children home, with state-subsidized nannies, to joinfriends in the evening for dinner or to go on dates with their husbands. When she returned to the States, she was stunned by the cultural differences she found toward parenting-in particular, assumptions about motherhood. None of the mothers she met seemed happy: Instead, they worried about the possibility of not having the perfect child, panicking as each developmental benchmark approached.

Combining close readings of mainstream magazines, TV shows, and pop culture with a thorough command of dominant ideas in recent psychological,social, and economic theory, Perfect Madness addresses our cultural assumptions, and examines the forces that have shaped them.

About Judith Warner

Judith Warner is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety" and "Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story," as well as several other books. She writes the Domestic Disturbances column for the "New York Times" website and is a former special correspondent for "Newsweek" in Paris. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their children.

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Author : Judith Warner
Publisher : Riverhead Books
Data Published : 01 February 2006
ISBN : 1594481709
EAN : 9781594481703
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 332 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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