xii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780195147872 hardcover 0195147871 hardcover
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -299) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The nagging stereotype. "My Yiddishe mama": the multiple faces of the immigrant Jewish mother Molly Goldberg: "the prototype of the Jewish mother" in the twentieth century Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: social science uncovers the Jewish "family plot" From Marjorie Morningstar to Jennie Grossinger: the suburbs, the Catskills, and the Jewish mother joke "American mother of the year" versus monster mothers: will the real Sophie Portnoy please stand up? The new face of the Jewish mother. The mother and the movement: feminism constructs the Jewish mother Roseanne and the nanny: the Jewish mother as postmodern spectacle From second-generation memoirs to women's history: reclaiming the missing mother "They raised beautiful families": Jewish mothers narrate their lives We are all Jewish mothers: mothering in the new millennium.