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Surveillance of Modern Motherhood

Experiences of Universal Parenting Courses

  • Helen Simmons
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About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

Feminism parenting Post-Structuralism gender studies family sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Simmons
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DerbyDerbyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45363-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-45362-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-45363-3
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