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Sophie Lewis: Mothers’ Work, 4 May 2023

Essential Labour: Mothering as Social Change 
by Angela Garbes.
Harper Wave, 222 pp., £20, May 2022, 978 0 06 293736 0
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... hoovering or wound-dressing) is ‘essential’ – as we did during the Covid pandemic and as Angela Garbes does in her new book about mothering – isn’t sufficient. The better question would be: essential for what?In her first book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy (2018), ...

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