It may take a village to raise a child, but increasingly that means a virtual village. While the media may focus on the so-called mommy wars, and babyrazzi follow every move of celebrity moms, millions of mothers world-wide are creating online communities. These mommy groups provide an alternative context for understanding how women construct modern motherhood together. Motherhood Online explores the mutifaceted lives that moms live online. Ranging from longitudinal studies to focused explorations of identity, and the newest community context, mommy blogs, this book documents the millions of mommies who have found an outlet online. Whether centered on region, religion, race, or something else altogether, these communities of mothers are creating a new space for mom and allowing many women to maintain a grasp, however tenuous, on sanity in this crazy-making world of modern motherhood.
About the Author: Michelle Moravec is Associate Professor of History at Rosemont College, Pennsylvania, USA. Her recent publications include Make Room For Mommy-Feminist Artists and My Maternal Musing in The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art (Demeter Press) and Another Mother for Peace: Reconsidering Maternalist Peace Rhetoric from a Historical Perspective in Journal of the Motherhood Initiative. When not writing about mothers, she is one to her two children.