Katha Pollitt, 21 March 1996
Show More Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness by Elaine Tyler May.
Basic Books, 318 pp., $24, June 1995, 0 465 00609 4Show More
Mothers in Law: Feminist Theory and the Legal Regulation of Motherhood edited by Martha AlbertsonFineman and Isabel Karpin.
Columbia, 398 pp., £12.95, June 1995, 9780231096812Show More
What about Us? An Open Letter to the Mothers Feminism Forgot by Maureen Freely.
Bloomsbury, 224 pp., £15.99, October 1995, 0 7475 2304 5Show More
Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies and Bargaining Power by Rhona Mahony.
Basic Books, 277 pp., $23, June 1995, 0 465 08594 6Show More
“... gender similarity and puts its money on a gradual convergence of roles. This is not surprising: Martha Fineman, the collection’s co-editor, is also the author of The Neutered Mother and the Sexual Family, a much discussed book which proposes redefining the family in terms of cross-generational dependency rather than the sexual affiliation of a couple ...”