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The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies

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Martha Albertson FinemanColumbia University Law School, New York, USA

ISBN13: 9780415910279
ISBN: 0415910277
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Calling for nothing less than a radical reform of family law and a reconception of intimacy, The Neutered Mother undertakes an ambitious and revolutionary rethinking of the law's approach to the family. This new book by one of America's foremost feminist legal theorist argues strongly against current legal and social policy discussions about the family because they do not have at their core the crucial concepts of caregiving and dependency, as well as the best interests of women and children. The Neutered Mother scrutinizes the definitions of family and mother throughout the volume while paying close attention to issues of race, class and sexuality.

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