Why We Nap by
Call Number: QP427 .W48 1992
Publication Date: 1990-08-01
Bearing Meaning by
Call Number: HQ759 .K34 1995
Publication Date: 1995-12-01
A passionate placement of childbearing at the core of human culture and society, Bearing Meaning is that rare combination of warm and genuine experience with profound, important scholarship. From Homer to obstetric texts to Our Bodies, Ourselves, and where the humanities and social sciences overlap and intertwine, Robbie Pfeufer Kahn has crafted a beautiful book that awards the meaning of childbearing to all, not just to women or to families with children.
Mothers Who Think by
Call Number: HQ759 .M923 1999
Publication Date: 1999-04-06
From the editors of the cutting-edge online magazine Salon come provocative essays that take an unflinching look at the gritty truths and unreserved pleasures of contemporary motherhood. Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood, which grew out of Salon’s popular daily department of the same name, comprises nearly forty essays by writers grappling with the new and compelling ideas that motherhood has dangled before them. Elevating the discussion of motherhood above the level of tantrum control and potty training, this collection covers an unparalleled range of topics, from the impossibility of loving your children equally to raising a son without a father, from worrying that your privileged black child is becoming too “white” to the free-floating anger most mothers feel but wouldn’t dare admit–except to other mothers. The intelligent, candid essays in Mothers Who Think are a testament to the notion that motherhood gives women more to think about, not less.
Call Number: N8354 .C48 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
This acclaimed study challenges the assumption that great womenartists are exceptions to the rule who transcended their sexto produce major works of art. While acknowledging the manywomen whose contributions to visual culture have often beenneglected, Whitney Chadwick’s survey reexamines the worksthemselves and the ways in which they have been perceived asmarginal, often in direct reference to gender.This revised edition features a new final chapter that chartsthe evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy since the1970s. It is brought up to date with discussions of some of themost significant women artists to have emerged in recent years,including Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Saville, and Teresa Margolles.
At Home in the Studio by
Call Number: N8354 .P75 2001
Publication Date: 2001-12-28
This engaging cultural history examines the emergence of a professional identity for American women artists. By focusing on individual sculptors, painters, and illustrators, Laura Prieto gives us a compelling picture of the prospects and constraints faced by women artists in the United States from the late eighteenth century through the 1930s. Prieto tracks the transformation from female artisans and ladies with genteel “artistic accomplishments” to middle-class professional artists. Domestic spaces and familial metaphors helped legitimate the production of art by women. Expression of sexuality and representation of the nude body, on the other hand, posed problems for these artists. Women artists at first worked within their separate sphere, but by the end of the nineteenth century “New Women” grew increasingly uncomfortable with separatism, wanting ungendered recognition. With the twentieth century came striking attempts to reconcile domestic lives and careers with new expectations; these decades also ruptured the women’s earlier sense of community with amateur women artists in favor of specifically professional allegiances. This study of a diverse group of women artists–diverse in critical reception, geographic location, race, and social background–reveals a forgotten aspect of art history and women’s history.
The Reckoning by
Call Number: N8354 .H43 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-23
The authors of After the Revolution return with an incisive study of the work of contemporary women artists. In After the Revolution, the authors concluded that “The battles may not all have been won…but barricades are gradually coming down, and work proceeds on all fronts in glorious profusion.”
The Expanding Discourse by
Call Number: N72.F45 E96 1992
Publication Date: 1992-11-10
A sequel to the pioneering volume, Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, published in 1982, The Expanding Discourse contains 29 essays on artists and issues from the Renaissance to the present, representing some of the best feminist art-historical writing of the past decade. Chronologically arranged, the essays demonstrate the abundance, diversity, and main conceptual trends in recent feminist scholarship.
Contemporary Art and the Home by
Call Number: NK2115.5.A77 C66 2002
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
The home is, for many people, the location for their most intense relationships with visual things. Because they are constructed through the objects we choose, domestic spaces are deeply revealing of a range of cultural issues. How is our interpretation of an object affected by the domestic environment in which it is placed? Why choose a stainless steel teapot over a leopard print one? How do the images hanging on the walls of our homes arrive there? In placing contemporary art in the context of the ‘ordinary’ home, this book embarks on the contentious topic of whether ‘high’ art impacts on ‘ordinary’ people.
Picturing Children by
Call Number: NX650.C48 P53 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-28
The representation of children in modern European visual culture has often been marginalized by Art History as sentimental and trivial. For this reason the subject of childhood in relation to art and its production has largely been ignored. Confronting this dismissal, this unique collection of essays raises new and unexpected issues about the formation of childhood identity in the nineteenth century and makes a significant contribution to the development of inter-disciplinary studies within this area.
Call Number: N6537.T73 A2 1984
Publication Date: 1984-03-06
The best kind of memoir…teaches us as much about ourselves as about its author…The writing is clear as a mountain stream.”-May Sarton.
Young America by
Call Number: N7640 .P47 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
In an era of both optimism and anxiety about the nations’s future, Americans in the nineteenth century focused attention on the cultivation and education of children as future citizens. Contemporary portrayals of children – in fine paintings, popular prints, illustrated primers, and advertisements – helped to shape cultural expectations: pictures of hardy country boys, intent schoolchildren, and little girls practicing embroidery were examples of the ways model Americans should look and behave. At the same time, images showing street urchins, young slaves, or children at work in factories reflected troubling conflicts in society.
Pictures of Innocence by
Call Number: N7640 .H54 1998
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
The ideal of childhood innocence is perhaps the most cherished concept of modern Western culture, all the more so because it seems to be under siege. Pictures have always been crucial to that ideal, and now they promise to transform it.Pictures of Innocence begins by tracing the visual history of ideal childhood: the pictorial invention of childhood innocence in eighteenth-century portraits, its diffusion in nineteenth-century popular paintings and illustration, and its culmination in today’s best-selling and most widely practiced forms of photography.
Imagining Childhood by
Call Number: N7640 .L36 2006
Publication Date: 2006-12-12
The images of children that abound in Western art do not simply mirror reality; they are imaginative constructs, representing childhood as a special stage of human life, or emblematic of the human condition itself. In a compelling book ranging widely across time, national boundaries, and genres from ancient Egyptian amulets to Picasso’s Guernica, Erika Langmuir demonstrates that no historic period has a monopoly on the ‘discovery of childhood’.
Mary Cassatt by
Call Number: NE539.C3 A4 2000
Publication Date: 2000-11-26
One of the greatest–and most popular–of the Impressionists, Mary Cassatt created some of her most inventive and appealing images in the print medium. Documenting a startling new discovery, this exquisitely produced book unveils 204 major prints and drawings that have been sequestered in a private collection for nearly half a century.
Mary Cassatt by
Call Number: N6537.C35 A4 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-15
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was one of the few women artists to have succeeded professionally in her era, and the only American invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists. Extensively illustrated with paintings, prints and pastels spanning Cassatt’s whole career, this volume, published to accompany a travelling exhibition in the USA, contains essays which trace the artist’s development from her early influences to her critical role in bringing Old Master and Impressionist art to the United States.
Impressionist Children by
Call Number: ND1460.C48 T48 2010
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
Images of children and families abound in the works of the French Impressionists, from Claude Monet’s portraits of his young sons to Mary Cassatt’s endearing images of mother and child. In Impressionist Children, Greg M. Thomas offers new perspectives on some of the most famous paintings in art history, explaining how they reflect the dominant social, cultural, and political aspects of Parisian middle-class life in the late 1800s.
Acquainted with the Night by
Call Number: PN6110.I56 A27 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-20
It is the rare individual who has not, at one time or another, been kept awake for hours on end–as the rest of the world, maddeningly, appears to be comfortably lost in the nocturnal world of dreams. Here is a treasury of verse on the rich subject of insomnia–meditations by poets who have sought to describe their own moments of solitude in darkness, when the world’s regular bustle of activity and distraction falls away and they are left to contemplate in silence.
Contemporary Motherhood by
Call Number: HQ755.7 .C73 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-28
In this timely book, Lyn Craig employs large-scale quantitative time-use data to provide a unique and comprehensive account of how parenthood affects daily life within households. Suggesting an explanation for why fertility rates are dramatically dropping, this book makes a significant contribution to the debate on contemporary motherhood.
Call Number: QP425 .L63 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-24
Why do we need sleep? How much sleep is enough? What is sleep? What happens when we don’t get enough? We spend about a third of our lives asleep – it plays a crucial role in our health and wellbeing. References to sleep abound in literature and art, and sleep has been recognized as fundamental to the human condition for thousands of years. Over the past century, our knowledge of how sleep occurs,what it does, and what happens to our health if we do not have enough has developed hugely. The impact of poor sleep on our quality of life is also gaining recognition and the prevalence of sleep disorders in the population appears to be increasing as we live ever stressful lives.This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, looking at sleep through the human lifespan and the causes and consequences of major sleep disorders. Russell G. Foster and Steven W.Lockley go on to consider the impact of modern society, examining the relationship between sleep and work hours, and the impact of our 24/7 society.
The Enchanted World of Sleep by
Call Number: QP425 .L3713 1996
Publication Date: 1996-04-24
Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we really need? What causes sleep apnea, nacrolepsy and insomnia – and what can be done about these sleep disorders? Why do older people have more trouble sleeping than young people? This work provides an introduction to the subject of sleep that answers many of our questions.
Contemporary Issues in Family Studies by
Call Number: HQ503 .C657 2014
Publication Date: 2013-12-04
This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families. Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration,poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships.
A Sociology of Family Life by
Call Number: HQ503 .C53 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, friends as family′ and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new thinking about family′, parenting, childhood and personal life.
Motherhood in the Twenty-First Century by
Call Number: HQ759 .M87426 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-23
This book takes a fresh look at women in their maternal role. In the twenty-first century, with its frenzy and heterogeneity, where the mixture of modernity and post-modernity is not without danger, motherhood cannot escape the impact of social and cultural transformations. Psycho-history, the accumulation and variety of psychoanalytic theories of femininity and motherhood, the contribution of gender studies, cross-disciplinary research, and listening to what our patients have to say–all this has yielded, in the past few decades, much controversial data that challenges orthodox classical thinking on the role and function of women as mothers.