Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-6215-7 • Hardback • December 2015 • $87.00 • (£67.00)
978-1-4422-6217-1 • eBook • December 2015 • $77.50 • (£60.00)
Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
1. The Impact of Contemporary Culture on Maternal Functions: An Overview / Salman Akhtar, MD
2. The Changing Morphology of Parenthood – Its Implications for Separation-Individuation Theory / Henri Parens, MD
3. Helicopter Parents, Tiger Parents and Cell Phones / Susan Coates, PhD
4. Single Mothers and Women’s Autonomy / Mary Kay O’Neil, PhD
5. Sole-Support Mothers and Autonomy from the Child’s Perspective / S. Ami Berkowitz, MEd
6. Mothers’ Experiences in Creating an Emotional Connection with their Adopted Children: A Qualitative Study / Mary Winzinger, PhD, April Fallon, PhD, and Virginia Brabender, PhD
7. Adoptive Mothers Growing up With Their Children: Reflections on a Long Term Group for Adoptive Mothers / Elaine Frank, LCSW
8. Immigrant Mothers / Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, PhD, and Milena Claudius, MA
9. Mothers without Motherlands / Yaprak Eğilmez Harrison, MD, PhD
10. Modern Families: Reflections on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Motherhood / Deborah F. Glazer, PhD
11. Complex Gender Identifications, Regulatory Anxiety, and Grieving: Reflections on Lesbian Motherhood / John L. Frank, MD
12. Modern Motherhood, Modern Mothering, and New Family Constellations: A Concluding Commentary / Mali Mann, MD
This book provides a panoramic view of contemporary motherhood and its challenges. The authors demonstrate the compassion, empathy, and interventions that clinicians need in order to help diverse family constellations. In addition, this book tackles current problematic topics such as the tiger mom, helicopter parenting, and the over-use of technology. What a wonderful addition to the growing literature.
— Ann G. Smolen, author of Mothering Without a Home: Attachment Representations and Behaviors of Homeless Mothers and Children and Six Children: Child Psychopathology and its Treatment
This exceptional volume reappraises the diverse concerns of contemporary motherhood in this brilliant offering of collected papers. The authors have offered a new perspective on mothering embedded in the unique social dimensions of our time by offering us explorations on gender identity, adoption, surrogacy, immigration, socio-cultural embedding and the evolution of an autonomous self within the reciprocity of mothering. This edited volume suggests a revision of our frameworks for defining and signifying maternity within the intrapsychic and externally driven iterations of our times.
— Jaswant Guzder, MD, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University