Abstract

Personal mommy blogging forcefully enacts a productive tension linking the story of the self to broader public discourses. Mommy bloggers seem to understand their texts as at once public and private, in ways that are for the most part enabling rather than paralyzing or paradoxical. Based on an anonymous online survey I conducted of mommy bloggers, I conclude that they deliberately court and manage “intimate publics” that nurture a community of shared practice around the emotional, physical, and intellectual labor of parenting.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 37-55
Launched on MUSE
2011-08-05
Open Access
No
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