Inside the socialist nursery: welfare maternity and the writing of Denise Riley

McRobbie, Angela. 2020. Inside the socialist nursery: welfare maternity and the writing of Denise Riley. Feminist Theory, 21(3), pp. 287-296. ISSN 1464-7001 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article considers Denise Riley's contribution to a feminist history of the British welfare state apparatus, with a focus on maternity and reproduction. Drawing attention to the inter-locking of historical method with the emergence of feminist theory, the article comments on the importance and originality of this encounter. There is also an abbreviated attempt to convey a line of argument subsequent to Riley's early work, with reference to the power of the vernacular language of the popular media as purveyor of morality and harsh judgement of women.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700120928291

Keywords:

Maternity, welfare, reproduction, media, unhusbanded

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
12 January 2020Accepted
6 June 2020Published Online
2 August 2020Published

Item ID:

28820

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2020 15:10

Last Modified:

03 Aug 2020 14:08

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28820

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