Book Review: Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers. Edited by Cynthia Garcia Coll, Janet L. Surrey, & Kathy Weingarten, Guilford Press, New York; 1998. $18.95, paperback

Book Review: Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers. Edited by... P1: FLT Sex Roles [sers] pp921-sers-469421 July 25, 2003 9:21 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 7/8, October 2003 ( 2003) Book Review Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices I were part of the conversation. Identifying common- of Contemporary Mothers. Edited by Cynthia alities among women’s mothering experiences is an Garcia Coll, Janet L. Surrey, & Kathy important step toward uniting women and arriving at Weingarten, Guilford Press, New York; 1998. new, more inclusive theories about motherhood. $18.95, paperback. A major strength of this book is a reconceptual- ization of marginalization to encompass the myriad ways in which mothers are evaluated and ultimately The majority of scholarship on mothers focuses excluded from psychological and popular discourse. on the experiences of women who fit the dominant In the introduction, the editors delineate three ways cultural ideal of White, middle class, heterosexual, mothers are marginalized and identify specific chap- and married. Little attention has been paid to moth- ters written by and about various types of mothers ers whose demographic characteristics and life cir- who experience marginalization in these ways. First, cumstances place them outside this narrow standard. some mothers are marginalized in comparison http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers. Edited by Cynthia Garcia Coll, Janet L. Surrey, & Kathy Weingarten, Guilford Press, New York; 1998. $18.95, paperback

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1025172423181
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P1: FLT Sex Roles [sers] pp921-sers-469421 July 25, 2003 9:21 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 7/8, October 2003 ( 2003) Book Review Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices I were part of the conversation. Identifying common- of Contemporary Mothers. Edited by Cynthia alities among women’s mothering experiences is an Garcia Coll, Janet L. Surrey, & Kathy important step toward uniting women and arriving at Weingarten, Guilford Press, New York; 1998. new, more inclusive theories about motherhood. $18.95, paperback. A major strength of this book is a reconceptual- ization of marginalization to encompass the myriad ways in which mothers are evaluated and ultimately The majority of scholarship on mothers focuses excluded from psychological and popular discourse. on the experiences of women who fit the dominant In the introduction, the editors delineate three ways cultural ideal of White, middle class, heterosexual, mothers are marginalized and identify specific chap- and married. Little attention has been paid to moth- ters written by and about various types of mothers ers whose demographic characteristics and life cir- who experience marginalization in these ways. First, cumstances place them outside this narrow standard. some mothers are marginalized in comparison

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