Book Reviews

Monographs

Rocking the Cradle

Book review: Andrea O'Reilly, Rocking the Cradle. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2006 Baraitser Feminist Theory.2008; 9: 117-118

Toni Morrison

Book Review by Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University, South Atlantic Review 72:1 (Winter 2007): 239-243

"Git Way Inside Us, Keep us Strong": Toni Morrison and the Art of Critical Production, MFS Modern Fiction Studies, Volume 52, Number 1, Spring 2006

Marie Porter, ‘Motherwork: Complex, Frequently Ambiguous and Beyond the Control of the Mother,’ A Review of Andrea O’Reilly, Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart (Albany: SUNY Press, 2004).
http://aspen.conncoll.edu/politicsandculture/page.cfm?key=581

Jessee, Sharon. Git Way Inside Us, Keep Us Strong: Toni Morrison and the Art of Critical Production. Modern Fiction Studies 52:1 (2006) © Purdue Research Foundation. Reproduced with permission of The John Hopkins University Press.
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Andrea O'Reilly. Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart, African American Review, March 22, 06
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Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart, Mothers Movement Online, Sept 05
http://www.mothersmovement.org/books/short_takes.htm#morrison_motherhood

“Mother-Hunger: A Review of Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart”, Literary Mama
http://www.literarymama.com/reviews/archives/2005/06/motherhunger.html

Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart Andrea O’Reilly Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004 Reviewed by Dolana Mogadime
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Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart Andrea O’Reilly Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004 Reviewed by Vanessa K. Valdes, Vanderbilt University
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Excerpt from “Not so Fast, Dick and Jane: Reimagining Childhood and Nation in The Bluest Eye” by Debra T. Werrlein. Reprinted courtesy of MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the MultiEthnic Literature of the United States”
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Edited Books

From the Personal to the Political 

Ostman, Heather(2010) 'Andrea O'Reilly and Silvia Caporale Bizzini (eds.). From the Personal to the Political: Toward a New Theory of Maternal Narrative.', Women's Studies, 39: 8, 909 — 911

Feminist Mothering

Feminist Mothering Review on Viva la Feminista Blog

'Feminist Mothering' geared for academia, Sioux City Journal, By Dr. Susan Burns, Sunday, January 18, 2009

Maternal Theory Essential Readings

Maternal Theory: Essential Readings: Review in Atlantis A Woman's Studies Journal by Jennifer Musial

Maternal Theory Review by Cathering Rowland (reprinted online with generous permission of Catherine Rowland and Network: the Journal of Women, Word, Spirit/Catholic Women's Network).

From Motherhood to Mothering

Inspiration: A Review of From Motherhood to Mothering, Literary Mama
http://www.literarymama.com/reviews/archives/2006/01/inspiration.html

Andrea O’Reilly, ed. From Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich’s “Of Woman Born.” Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004. 251pp. Reviewed by Monika Lee
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Perreault, Jeanne Martha From Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich's 'Of Woman Born' (review) University of Toronto Quarterly - Volume 75, Number 1, Winter 2006, pp. 393-394

Mother Matters

Mother Matters Review, Journal of Comparative Family Studies,  Autumn 2005
Reprinted online by permission of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies.
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Mother Matters Review, Women and Health,  Volume: 42 Issue: 4, Pub Date: 6/9/2006

Mother Outlaws

Review of Mother Outlaws for Alter Magazine, Nov 20 04
http://feministmotherhood.tribe.net/thread/b63be402-6a57-45aa-bd9f-84104f208eac

Andrea O’Reilly, ed. Mother Outlaws: Theories and Practices of Empowered Mothering. Toronto: Women’s Press, 2003. Reviewed by Silke Frischmuth
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Click here for a review of Mother Outlaws in the Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, 1(1), 2008, pp 63-74. Reprinted online with generous permission from Joanne C. Minaker.

Click here for a review of Mother Outlaws by Joanne Minaker, PhD, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Canada.

Mothers and Daughters

Review of Mothers and Daughters: Connection, Empowerment and Transformation, Petra Büskens, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Vol 5 No 2 (Fall/Winter 2003)
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Mothers and Daughters Review in NWSA Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2003

Redefining Motherhood

Review of Redefining Motherhood: Changing Identities and Patterns, Brigitte Harris, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering Vol 1 No 2 (Fall/Winter 1999)
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Review of Redefining Motherhood: Changing Identities and Patterns, Copyright Inanna Publications and Education Inc., Summer/Fall 1998.
Reprinted online by permission of Canadian Woman Studies/ Inanna Publications.
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Matrophobic Sisters and Daughters: The Rhetorical Consequences of Matrophobia in Contemporary White Feminist Analyses of Maternity, Author: D. Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Published in: Women's Studies, Volume 36, Issue 4, June 2007, pages 269 - 296.
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