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Contemporary impingements on mothering.
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PMID:  19295618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mothering in contemporary Western society needs to be understood in the context of a rapidly changing social context. Increased geographic mobility, improved access to child-related information through the media, and scientific and technological progress have contributed to significant shifts in cultural views on mothering. Several contextual impingements on mothering, including changing family structure, economic pressures, decreased social support, cultural ideals of the perfect mother, and increased awareness of interpersonal and global trauma impact mothers' internal worlds. These societal changes often reinforce mothers' fear of losing their children and an idealization of intensive mothering, and evoke challenges in reorganizing their sense of personal identity. Implications for psychoanalytic theory and practice, and specifically the need to integrate individual and contextual forces related to experiences of mothers will be explored.
Pratyusha Tummala-Narra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of psychoanalysis     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-9548     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychoanal     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-19     Completed Date:  2009-05-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372630     Medline TA:  Am J Psychoanal     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Michigan School of Professional Psychology, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Mother-Child Relations*
Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods
Self Concept
Social Identification*
Social Support
Stress, Psychological / therapy
Transference (Psychology)

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