Mothers & Sons: Feminism, Masculinity, and the Struggle to Raise Our Sons

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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS

Sharon Abbey, Ed.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at Brock University, where she teaches courses in social studies and women's studies, as well as a founding member of the Centre on Collaborative Research. Previously she spent twenty years as an elementary school teacher, curriculum consultant, and school principal. She received the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario Ruby Kinkaid Doctoral Studies Award and the University President's Award for coordinating a speakers' series on eating disorders and body image. Currently Dr. Abbey is the president of the Canadian Association for Studies on Women in Education, the book review editor for Teaching Education, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Eating Disorders. She is the coeditor of the recently published book Redefining Motherhood: Changing Identities and Patterns (1998).

Douglas Sadao Aoki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. His principal areas of teaching and research are psychoanalytic social theory and social theory of the body. He has published in such journals as Theory, Culture & Society; the Harvard Educational Review; Cinema Journal; Body & Society; and the Journal of Historical Sociology. He is currently editing a special issue of American Imago on Lacan, mathematics, and reading, and preparing a book manuscript, True Love Stories.

June Yuriko Aoki is a retired sculptor and mother. She practices calligraphy in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 19
  • Works Cited 20
  • I - Mothering and Motherhood 23
  • 1 - Who Are We This Time? 25
  • 2 - Mothering Sons with Special Needs 42
  • Works Cited 55
  • 3 - Masculinity, Matriarchy, and Myth a Black Feminist Perspective 56
  • Works Cited 69
  • 4 - Mothers, Sons, and the Art of Peacebuilding 71
  • Works Cited 88
  • 5 - In Black and White Anglo-American and African-American Perspectives on Mothers and Sons 91
  • Notes 116
  • Works Cited 117
  • II - Men and Masculinities 119
  • 6 - Swimming Against the Tide Feminists' Accounts of Mothering Sons 121
  • Notes 137
  • 7 - Feminist Academic Mothers' Influences on Their Sons' Masculinity 141
  • Works Cited 155
  • 8 - Lesbians Raising Sons Bringing Up a New Breed of Men 157
  • 9 - Can Boys Grow into Mothers? Maternal Thinking and Fathers' Reflections 163
  • III - Mothers and Sons: Connections and Disconnections 183
  • 10 - Raising Relational Boys 185
  • Notes 215
  • 11 - Attachment and Loss 217
  • Works Cited 233
  • 12 - Mother-Son Relationships in the Shadow of War 235
  • Notes 249
  • Works Cited 250
  • 13 - This is Leave-Taking Mothers, Signatures, and Countermemory 251
  • Notes 263
  • List of Contributors 265
  • Index 271
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