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Emotional Rescue : The Theory and Practice of a Feminist Father - Isaac D. Balbus

Emotional Rescue

The Theory and Practice of a Feminist Father

Paperback Published: 13th November 1997
ISBN: 9780415919180
Number Of Pages: 320

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Weaving personal narrative with a synthesis of feminist mothering theory and psychoanalytic theories of narcissism, Isaac D. Balbus describes his effort to share in the care of his daughter during her first four years. "Emotional Rescue" is a poignant reflection on the connections between the problems in his child-rearing practice and the development of his child-rearing theory.

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"By making himself the case study for his own project, Balbus has taken a brave step in the effort to break down the walls between theory and practice." -"SIGNS ..."A refreshing dose of epistemologically significant 'reality scholarship' that shreds the vaunted veil of the passive voice of academia." -Maurice Hamington, ypatia "This path-breaking book should be read by anyone interested in feminist theory, parenting theory, parenting practice, or the links between them." -Sandra Lee Bartky, University of Illinois at Chicago "I couldn't put the book down. Both in its content and its form, this book is feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and 'men's studies' at their very best." -Sandra Harding, UCLA "Endeavoring to bring closure to fourteen years of research and to synthesize two previous attempts to write a critical theory of Western child rearing, Balbus here seeks to examine the enormous impact of Benjamin Spock on families in the United States, analyze his own practice as a father, and answer the Marcusean question of "what it means to be a radical intellectual" by demonstrating the link between "enlightenment" and embodiment.."" -"SIGNS, Summer 2002

Introductionp. 1
Birthp. 9
Discoveryp. 25
The Institute Lecturep. 43
Grandiosityp. 75
Separation Anxietyp. 91
Shaylap. 103
Wife-Motherp. 115
The Articlep. 127
Trippingp. 165
The Crashp. 185
Separation-Individuationp. 195
Developmentp. 215
Back to the Beginningp. 239
Postmodernist Problemsp. 253
Conclusionp. 271
Notesp. 279
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780415919180
ISBN-10: 0415919185
Series: Thinking Gender
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.39  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1