Lisa Hammond, “'Only to you, Internet': Blogging
as a Radical Redefinition of Motherhood" (2007)

Title

Lisa Hammond, “'Only to you, Internet': Blogging
as a Radical Redefinition of Motherhood" (2007)

Subject

Motherhood
Participatory culture
Media studies
Women's studies
Gender studies
Gender roles
Maternity
Motherhood
Identity

Description

Women writing and reading about mothering in weblogs are contributing to an ongoing process of developing new cultural definitions of motherhood, definitions that are both individual and also political and communal in nature. As women publish these loosely connected, often fragmented narratives of their lives in blogs, they situate their experiences as mothers in an overtly public forum, writing with the intent of reaching readers, and often for specific political purposes. Many bloggers appear to be writing specifically to debunk contemporary mythologies of motherhood and to create alternate individual and community conceptions of maternal identity.

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Title

Only to you, Internet”: Blogging
as a Radical Redefinition of Motherhood

Author

Lisa Hammond, Ph.D.

Date (Month, Year)

June 2007

Conference Name

The National Women's Studies Association
28th Annual Conference

Location (City, State; City, Country)

Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois

Related (Published) Article Title

Related Published Article Title “‘MommyBlogging is a radical act’: Weblog Communities and the Construction of Maternal Identities.” Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Interpersonal and Public Discourse. Ed. Pegeen Reichert Powell and Jocelyn Fenton Stitt. SUNY Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory, series ed. Michelle A. Massé. New York: SUNY Press, 2010. 77-98.

USCL Department Affiliation

Humanities

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