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Rhetorics of Motherhood
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Rhetorics of Motherhood explores the construction of motherhood and maps its use in public discourse, looking at historical moments, strategies and tactics, and individual rhetors. Understanding motherhood's rhetorical construction, application, and consequences yields fresh insights and makes gendered rhetorics more transparent.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotes
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Clever Deployments: A Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxiv
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  1. 1. Theorizing Motherhood in Public Discourse
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2. From “Wild Woman Writer” to “Mother of Two”: Margaret Sanger, Birth Control, and Ethos Repair
  2. pp. 24-62
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  1. 3. Motherhood, Civil Rights, and Remembrance: Recuperating Diane Nash
  2. pp. 63-86
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  1. 4. Changing Constructs of Motherhood: Pregnancy and Personhood in Laci and Conner’s Law
  2. pp. 87-114
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  1. Conclusion: Interrogating Motherhood, Transforming Gender
  2. pp. 115-126
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 131-148
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 149-160
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 161-170
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  1. About the Author, Series Goal, Further Reading, Back Cover
  2. pp. 171-BC
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