Momism: The Silent Disease of America

Momism: The Silent Disease of America

Momism: The Silent Disease of America

Momism: The Silent Disease of America

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This preface has three purposes: to say a word about the style and structure of the book, to expose the perils of writing about the subject at hand, and to express gratitude.

I visualize the audience of the book as primarily the so-called layman and not, particularly, the small academic circle of sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and their students. Hence an effort was made to keep the style of communicating the vital processes of the problem clear and free from undue technical jargon. Although this book is perfectly suitable for adoption in college courses of a wide variety--especially psychology, sociology, anthropology, home economics, family life, and education--it is hoped that people who are not involved in academia will find it interesting and helpful.

Hopefully, the arrangement of the chapters will help the reader recognize the systematic investigation that is attempted here. The work tries, step by step, to build a perspective on the issue of Momism--a type of motherhood that is immensely detrimental to the well-being of . . .

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