Gender and Race Politics in the Discourse of Mothering

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  1. You make some very good points here. But don’t forget the huge media attention that Amy Chua’s book on the ‘Tiger Mom’ received a while back. It sparked a major debate about Chinese parenting versus western parenting styles, and in doing so, highlighted cultural differences. But of course, it was all still only about privileged, well-educated mothers. Social class barely rated a mention.

  2. amanda says:

    note the insightful commentary on another discourse of mothering by another Sociology Lens editor…

  1. 28th October 2014

    […] afford healthcare in the private sector.  As Amanda Kennedy of Sociology Lens points out vividly here, “being valued as a parent is a white privilege…” and I would add, class […]

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