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Between Mothers and Sons: Women Writers Talk about Having Sons and Raising Men

Between Mothers and Sons: Women Writers Talk about Having Sons and Raising Men by Patricia Stevens 0684850710 9780684850719
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The challenge for mothers of sons is to realize that because we do not share a sexual identity, that because we have not grown up in a male body, we cannot presume to understand everything there is to know about our sons worlds.<BR> -- Patricia Stevens <P> In this absolutely superb collection of mothers personal narratives, some classic writers, as well as exciting new voices, ponder the conflicts and joys of raising sons. Patricia Stevenss Between Mothers and Sons is the first anthology in which women writers attempt to answer the question that all mothers have contemplated in the course of mothering the opposite sex: Who is this male child who came out of my body? <P> After all, the mother/son relationship is the foundation of all male/female connections. Yet in our culture, its a relationship that has been far less closely observed than the relationship between mother and daughter. <P> From the earliest days of nursing to the good-byes as college and adulthood appear on the threshold, from adoptive families to biracial, from Native American to African-American mothers, these pages cover a broad range of experience. These

Author: Patricia Stevens

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 255

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1999-05-03

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