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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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Feminists who prioritized protections for working-class women and allied progressive reformers used maternalism strategically to establish the constitutional authority of states to regulate the employment relationship.
9) Angelicos idealization of the mother in Ak y la humanidad confirms maternalism as the counterpart to militarism, and Angelico recognizes this troubling dichotomy as a defining factor in the anarchist eugenic agenda.
Often these campaigns laced eugenicist discourses together with maternalism in ways that both racialized and classed notions of Canadian motherhood:
which she must accept not only the responsibilities of maternalism but
It can be argued that Morgan, Macdonald, and Neuberger and Valentini work from the individual narratives of the female and male political actors and the words and actions of the researched women, are 'interpreted' by the researcher, hence certain value judgements are made with respect to maternalism and female subservience.
In the context of the scholarship and activism on maternal empowerment such requires that we move from a politic of maternalism to that which Judith Stadtman Tucker perceptively defines as a 'feminist ethic of care' framework:
She notes that in 1920s Australia he encountered a particular macho brand of masculinity which in the novel is overlaid with politics and intimations of homosexuality and male maternalism.
Her work focuses on the practise of maternalism by mistresses on servants, as a system of power relations.
2 (Fall 1993): 96-98; Molly Ladd-Taylor, "Toward Defining Maternalism in U.
The maternalism of this theory is far too sweeping, but it does suggest that Stein and other "hard" authors might be compelling and lovable because their harder texts at once prohibit quick, easy, and quick-fix interpretations and tickle us into play.
Rather, the new challenge that post-communist societies are called to face in this area of social protection seems to be concerned not with a farewell to maternalism, to use Orloff's metaphor (Orloff 2006), but rather with the establishment of new forms of refamilization.
Similarly, celebrities such as Madonna profit from the "femme fatale turned mother" archetype whose emotional stability and ongoing profitability seem to depend to a large part upon embracing an essential maternalism.

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