Marriage and Parenting Part 2 February 22nd - Marriage and Parenting Part 2 Lecture 30 Agenda Motherhood the good mother Rediscovering Fatherhood

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Marriage and Parenting Part 2- Lecture 30- February 22, 2016 Agenda: • Motherhood- the “good mother” • Rediscovering Fatherhood • Medicalization of Childbirth • Violence in the Family: Child Abuse (will not be on the next test) Motherhood- the “good mother” • “True women:” one long act devotion to god, husband and child, self sacrificing, passive, virgins when entering marriage, no desire to achieve for themselves, marriage was their career- stuck to the domestic sphere • Jessie Bernard- future of motherhood; motherhood is a NEW institution, able bodied women are too valuable in the productive capacity to be spared for the exclusive care of children • 19th century child becomes sole development for mothers • Birth of public education- need for an illiterate force for well educated children and therefore mothers producing well adjusted and educated children- would be help accountable if child wasn’t smart • Naturalistic Theory O All mothers desire to be mothers

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