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Author Almond, Barbara.

Title The monster within : the hidden side of motherhood / Barbara Almond.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    306.8743 ALM    Available
Description xxvi, 265 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The ubiquity of maternal ambivalence -- Motherlove: the power of maternal desire -- The subtle ambivalence of the too-good mother -- "Before the beginning": women's fears of monstrous births -- Women's reproductive fears: more clinical examples -- Rachel's story: internalized ambivalence and the dangers of hidden guilt -- Whose fault is it? The externalization of ambivalence -- When fears are realized -- From the child's point of view -- Vampyric mothering: from stage moms to invasive moms -- The darkest side of motherhood: child murder -- What happens later: the fate of maternal ambivalence -- What's a mother to do?
Subject Motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Mother and child -- Psychological aspects.
Love, Maternal -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9780520267138 (alk. paper)
0520267133 (alk. paper)

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