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ERIC Number: EJ530554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Militant Motherhood: Labor's Mary Harris "Mother" Jones.
Tonn, Mari Boor
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v82 n1 p1-21 Feb 1996
Uses "Mother Jones" to explore the link between labor union agitation and use of symbolic motherhood by female labor leaders. Argues that maternal aims such as physical protection helped empower oppressed mining audiences. Suggests that Jones's militant motherhood--realized through nondiscursive maternal practices and a "feminine" rhetorical style--equipped developmentally immature audiences with skills essential for resistance. (PA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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