Modernizing Mothers: 20th-century U.S. campaigns to combat maternal ignorance
This analysis of attempts to educate women of non-dominant groups in the hegemonic standards of infant care practices is a cautionary tale.
Rima D. Apple is Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.) in the School of Human Ecology and the Women’s Studies Program. She has published extensively on the history of the relationship between experts and expertise and the public, including Vitamania: Vitamins in American culture (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996), which in 1998 received the Kremers Award of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. She is currently studying the history of American motherhood.
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