King, Margaret L. Books

Dr. Margaret L. King is Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. from Stamford University.

How Mothers Shaped Successful Sons and Created World History. The School of Infancy
2014 0-7734-0078-8
This is the first book to address the urgency of a mother’s desire to convey to her child what matters most to her and in particular to her son. It is by this vehicle of cultural transmission that women have principally acted in history to convey to their sons the legacy of their cultural experience.In tracing the cultural formation of sons by their mothers, this book opens a window on the intergenerational transmission of culture.

Role of Motherhood in History. Factors Neglected by Patriarchal and Feminist Scholars
2015 1-4955-0395-X
“The issues raised here deserve close attention. If the maternal role in the cultural preparation of sons, and therefore in the transmission of culture across generations, has been largely overlooked, as I believe it has, then the time has come to ignore it no longer. It has important implications, perhaps unwelcome ones, some will feel, for the way we think about our schools and our families, and how we go about nurturing and advancing our civilizational heritage.”
-Dr. Margaret King
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