index
Addie, 56–57, 108–10
affect, 13–15; digital entanglement and,
107; pockets and, 186. See also affect
alien; affective infrastructures; digital
media, affect and; Facebook, affective
punches and; happiness; maternal
affect
affect alien, 168, 173–75, 181–82
affective infrastructures, 13–15, 176, 181,
183; mamasphere as, 79, 107; mother-
ing communities and, 161–63; nuclear
family and, 36–37
affective labor: family government and,
39; family happiness and, 173–74;
neoliberal precarity and, 59–61; as
rationalizing the home, 73–76. See also
women’s work
Ahmed, Sara, 105, 173–75, 182, 191n46
Ang, Ien, 6
Annie, 100, 141
anxiety: motherhood and, 39–41;
mommy blogging and, 57; economic
insecurity and, 58–61, 197n6, 198n10
BabyCenter, 52–56
Beck, Ulrich, 194n33, 200n20
Beck- Gernsheim, Elizabeth, 194n33,
200n20
Berlant, Lauren, 14, 27, 64, 132, 135,
154
Binkley, Sam, 21, 97, 195n62
Bird, Elizabeth, 9
BlogHer, 198n7, 198–99n13
blogs. See mommy blogs/blogging
Bowlby, John, 44
Brittany, 99–100
Brown, Wendy, 35–36, 68, 70
Burchell, Graham, 69
Calley, 37–41, 141, 158
Carly, 1–5, 19–27, 123–25
Caroline, 63–64, 84–89, 129–31
Cooper, Marianne, 59, 189n4; 191n47,
197n6, 201n8
Couldry, Nick, 10
couponing, 79, 83, 99, 197n36
cruel optimism, 27, 99–101
Dana, 59–60, 112–15, 154
Dardot, Pierre, 68
Dean, Jodi, 17, 57, 119
Dean, Mitchell, 195n58
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