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Mommyblogs and the Changing Face of Motherhood
by May Friedman
Mothers have consistently relied upon one another for guidance and support as they navigate the difficult world of parenting. For many women, the increasingly established online community of mommyblogs now provides a source of camaraderie and support that acknowledges both the work of mothering and the implications of its undertaking. Beyond their capacity to entertain, ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by University of Toronto Press
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“In trying to form conclusions about mommybloggers—and about mothers—I am reminded of my children attempting to jump upon their own shadows: I am attempting to trap an essentially untrappable form of knowledge. After the initial discomfort and frustration that this inconclusive conclusion elicits, however, I have found that there is much to gained, as a researcher in general and as a motherhood researcher in particular, in looking instead at uncertainty as a valuable critical lens.” –May ...more
This book was a bit like a dissertation. Very research-based and much deeper than I needed . But I was very intrigued by the notion that mommy blogs have altered how moms understand our "jobs" as moms. Instead of looking to the Spock expert, we pour out our mistakes via blogs and find comfort in our mutual failures, as well as victories. An interesting book, particularly for people with enormous vocabularies, which I have not.