By Shelley M. Park
Bridging the distance among feminist stories of motherhood and queer idea, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood articulates a provocative philosophy of queer kinship that needn't be rooted in lesbian or homosexual sexual identities. operating from an interdisciplinary framework that includes feminist philosophy and queer, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, and postcolonial theories, Shelley M. Park deals a robust critique of an ideology she phrases monomaternalism. regardless of common cultural insistence that each baby must have one—and in basic terms one—“real” mom, many modern family members constellations don't healthy this mandate. Park highlights the adverse outcomes of this ideology and demonstrates how households created via open adoption, same-sex parenting, divorce, and plural marriage will be websites of resistance. Drawing from own stories as either an adoptive and a organic mom and juxtaposing those autobiographical reflections with serious readings of cultural texts representing multi-mother households, Park advocates a brand new figuring out of postmodern households as most likely queer coalitional assemblages held jointly by means of a mix of affection and important mirrored image premised on difference.
Shelley M. Park is affiliate Professor of Philosophy and arts on the college of significant Florida.
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