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The Resource Mothering in marginalized contexts : narratives of women who mother in and through domestic violence, Caroline McDonald-Harker

Mothering in marginalized contexts : narratives of women who mother in and through domestic violence, Caroline McDonald-Harker

Label
Mothering in marginalized contexts : narratives of women who mother in and through domestic violence
Title
Mothering in marginalized contexts
Title remainder
narratives of women who mother in and through domestic violence
Statement of responsibility
Caroline McDonald-Harker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a rare and in-depth examination of the narratives, experiences, and lived realities of abused mothers--a group of women who, despite being the victims, are often criticized, vilified, and stigmatized for failing to meet dominant ideologies of what a "good mother" is/should be, because they have lived and mothered in domestic abuse relationships. Based on a qualitative research study conducted with 29 abused mothers residing in abused women's shelters in Calgary, Alberta, this book highlights the ways that these mothers experience the dominant ideology of intensive mothering, negotiate the resulting discourses of the "good" and the "bad" mother, and ultimately find ways to exercise agency, resistance, and empowerment in and through their mothering. This book discusses how abused mothers engage in empowered mothering by constructing valued, fortified, and liberating identities for themselves as mothers in the face of an ideology of intensive mothering that delegitimizes and subjugates them. These mothers are not passive victims, but rather are active agents who resist and question the idealized standards of intensive mothering as being restrictive and unachievable; who view their mothering in a positive light even though they have lived and mothered in social milieus deemed outside the boundaries of acceptable mothering; and who uphold that they are indeed worthy mothers despite their stigmatized status. Particular attention is given to the ways that intersections of gender, race, and social class shape and influence abused mothers constructions of their mothering identities. This book calls into question the false notion that there is only one standard, one definition, and one social location in which effective mothering is performed. It is a voice against the judgment of mothers, a call to end the oppressive and restrictive bifurcation of mothers into categories of either "good" or "bad" mothers, and an attempt to re-envision a more inclusive understanding of mothering. This book is a movement towards the empowerment of all mothers, regardless of differences in their lives and social circumstances."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald-Harker, Caroline
Dewey number
362.82/920852
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6626
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family violence
  • Mothers
  • Women
  • Wife abuse
  • Motherhood
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Single Parent
  • Family violence
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Wife abuse
  • Women
Label
Mothering in marginalized contexts : narratives of women who mother in and through domestic violence, Caroline McDonald-Harker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Copyright; Title; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface: The Journey of Mothering in Marginalized Contexts; Introduction: The Dominant Ideology of Intensive Motherhood, the Discourse of the "Good Mother" and the "Bad Mother," and Mothering in the Context of Domestic Violence; 1. Mothering in the Social Context of Domestic Violence: What We Know and Don't Know; 2. Women's Narratives and Experiences of Mothering in Domestic Violence: From Their Voices; 3. Abused Women's Knowledge and Understandings of the Dominant Ideology and Discourse of Motherhood
  • 4. Abused Women's Subjective Constructions of their Mothering Identities: The Influence of the Dominant Ideology of Intensive Motherhood and the Discourse of the "Good Mother" Versus "Bad Mother"5. Abused Women's Mothering Identities: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Social Class; Conclusion: Finding Empowerment through the Storms of Motherhood and Domestic Violence; Works Cited
Control code
945655637
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781772580556
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 8f84f340-4bd7-43f7-8d4d-2eb7fb1b80d4
  • 22573/ctt1rp82gp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945655637
Label
Mothering in marginalized contexts : narratives of women who mother in and through domestic violence, Caroline McDonald-Harker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Copyright; Title; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface: The Journey of Mothering in Marginalized Contexts; Introduction: The Dominant Ideology of Intensive Motherhood, the Discourse of the "Good Mother" and the "Bad Mother," and Mothering in the Context of Domestic Violence; 1. Mothering in the Social Context of Domestic Violence: What We Know and Don't Know; 2. Women's Narratives and Experiences of Mothering in Domestic Violence: From Their Voices; 3. Abused Women's Knowledge and Understandings of the Dominant Ideology and Discourse of Motherhood
  • 4. Abused Women's Subjective Constructions of their Mothering Identities: The Influence of the Dominant Ideology of Intensive Motherhood and the Discourse of the "Good Mother" Versus "Bad Mother"5. Abused Women's Mothering Identities: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Social Class; Conclusion: Finding Empowerment through the Storms of Motherhood and Domestic Violence; Works Cited
Control code
945655637
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781772580556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 8f84f340-4bd7-43f7-8d4d-2eb7fb1b80d4
  • 22573/ctt1rp82gp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945655637

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