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Mothers who leave : behind the myth of women without their children / Rosie Jackson.

Jackson, Rosie
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In Britain as estimated 100,000 women live without their children ; in the United States at least half a million. Yet mothers who've left are still thought of as unnatural, deviant, even immoral.


London : Pandora, [1994]

Physical description

333 pages ; 22 cm


Copy 1. Donor: This item was originally held in the Women's Health Library. It was donated to Wellcome in 2016 by the Feminist Library, which acted as temporary custodian following the closure of Women's Health in 2006. The Women's Health Library archive, consisting of information files on a wide range of health issues, is held in the Wellcome Library (Reference: SA/WHL).
Copy 1. Former Women's Health Library shelfmark: Be


Icons of good mothering -- and what happens to women who break them -- Out of the doll's house -- the politics of leaving -- The mother's point of view -- Inside story -- making the unconscious conscious.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-320) and index.


  • English

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