Surveillance of Modern Motherhood

Experiences of Universal Parenting Courses

Authors: Simmons, Helen

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  • Promotes a deeper understanding into the discursive practices and constructs of modern motherhood in the UK
  • Presents a feminist post-structuralist analysis of experiences of mothers that have attended universal parenting courses
  • Explores pressures within modern motherhood
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About this book

This book explores the reflections and experiences of mothers of children aged 0-3 years that have attended universal parenting courses. 

 

Simmons considers the factors that motivated mothers to attend a universal parenting course and explore the wider experiences of early modern motherhood in the UK. She investigates participants' perceptions of benefits of attending a parenting course, different forms of parenting advice accessed by mothers, and how this provides an insight into the wider constructs and experiences of modern motherhood. 

 

Ultimately, the book considers, through a feminist post-structuralist lens, the social and cultural pressures within modern motherhood in relation to different levels of surveillance, and produces new knowledge for practice within the early years and health sectors in relation to the support currently offered to new mothers. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the sociology of education, gender studies, and childhood studies. 

About the authors

Helen Simmons is Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, and Pathway Leader of the MA Education (Early Years Pathway) at the University of Derby, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Hardcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surveillance of Modern Motherhood
Book Subtitle
Experiences of Universal Parenting Courses
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45363-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45363-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45362-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-45365-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 176
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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