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Unbecoming mothers : the social production of maternal absence

Author: Diana L Gustafson
Publisher: New York : Haworth Clinical Practice Press, ©2005.
Series: Haworth marriage and family therapy.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a society where becoming a mother is naturalized, "unbecoming" a mother - the process of coming to live apart from biological children - is regarded as unnatural, improper, or even contemptible, Few mothers are more stigmatized than those who are perceived as having given up, surrendered, or abandoned their birth children. Unbecoming Mothers: The Social Production of Maternal Absence examines this phenomenon  Read more...
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Unbecoming mothers.
New York : Haworth Clinical Practice Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607608838
Online version:
Unbecoming mothers.
New York : Haworth Clinical Practice Press, c2005
(OCoLC)608578316
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana L Gustafson
ISBN: 0789024527 9780789024527 0789024535 9780789024534
OCLC Number: 55962202
Description: xix, 256 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Framing the discussion / Diana L. Gustafson --
The social construction of maternal absence / Diana L. Gustafson --
Abject mothers : women separated from their babies lost to adoption / Patricia D. Farrar --
Clarifying choice : identity, trauma, and motherhood / Linda L. Anderson --
Sandy's story : re-storying the self / Lekkie Hopkins --
"Forsaking their children" : distance, community, and unbecoming Quaker mothers, 1650-1700 / Susanna Calkins --
Unnatural mothers : lone mothers and the practice of child rescue, 1901-1930 / Robert Adamoski --
Missing mothers in a mother-centered world : adolescent girls growing up in kinship care / Deborah Connolly Youngblood --
Looking promising : contradictions and challenges for young mothers in care / Marilyn Callahan ... [et al.] --
Leaving to grow/inspiration to grow/leaving inspiration / Gill Wright Miller --
Perspectives of substance-using women and human service practitioners : reflections from the margins / Deborah Rutman ... [et al.].
Series Title: Haworth marriage and family therapy.
Responsibility: Diana L. Gustafson, editor.

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Examines the phenomenon of unbecoming a mother - the process of coming to live apart from biological children - within the social and historical context of parenting in Australia, Canada, Britain,  Read more...
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