How Mothers Shaped Successful Sons and Created World History: The School of Infancy

How Mothers Shaped Successful Sons and Created World History: The School of Infancy

By: Margaret L. King (author)Hardback

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This is the first book to address the urgency of a mother's desire to convey to her child what matters most to her and in particular to her son. It is by this vehicle of cultural transmission that women have principally acted in history to convey to their sons the legacy of their cultural experience. In tracing the cultural formation of sons by their mothers, this book opens a window on the intergenerational transmission of culture.


Acknowledgments; Introduction; NOTES to the Introduction; Chapter One: The Mother's Legacy; The Maternal Monopoly; The School of Infancy; Maternal Circles; Cruel Mothers; Conclusion: Forgotten Voices; NOTES to Chapter One; Chapter Two: Songs Their Mothers Taught Them; Sounds; Words; Identity; Advice; Instruction; Counter-Cases; Conclusion: The Songs They Sang; NOTES to Chapter Two; Chapter Three: The Maternal Muse; Seneca and Marcus Aurelius; Castiglione and Kepler; Bacon and Herbert; Madame de Stael and Joanna Schopenhauer; Engles and Turgenev; Wilde and Whitman; Williams, Proust, and Nabokov; Freud and Scholem; Conclusion: Maternal Muses; NOTES to Chapter Three; Chapter Four: Saintly Sons, Holy MothersMaternal Spirits; And More.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773400788
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 508
  • ID: 9780773400788
  • ISBN10: 0773400788

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