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Author Almond, Barbara

Title The monster within : the hidden side of motherhood / Barbara Almond

Publ Info Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
 CCE Main Collection  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Newport  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 RIC  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ759 A436 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ759 .A436 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvi, 265 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The ubiquity of maternal ambivalence -- Motherlove: the power of maternal desire -- The subtle ambivalence of the too-good mother -- "Before the beginning": women's fears of monstrous births -- Women's reproductive fears: more clinical examples -- Rachel's story: internalized ambivalence and the dangers of hidden guilt -- Whose fault is it? The externalization of ambivalence -- When fears are realized -- From the child's point of view -- Vampyric mothering: from stage moms to invasive moms -- The darkest side of motherhood: child murder -- What happens later: the fate of maternal ambivalence -- What's a mother to do?
LC subject Motherhood -- Psychological aspects
Mother and child -- Psychological aspects
Love, Maternal -- Psychological aspects
ISBN 9780520267138 (alk. paper)
0520267133 (alk. paper)