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Title Disability and mothering : liminal spaces of embodied knowledge / edited by Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson and Jen Cellio
Edition 1st ed
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 348 pages)
Series Critical perspectives on disability
Critical perspectives on disability.
Contents "Healthy, accomplished, and attractive": visual representations of "fitness" in egg donors / Jen Cellio -- Negotiating discourses of maternal responsibility, disability, and repregenics: the role of experimental knowledge / Felicity Boardman -- Stalking Grendel's mother: biomedicine and the disciplining of the deviant body / Terri Beth Miller -- Uneasy subjects: disability, feminism, and abortion / Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson -- "What does it matter?": a meditation on the social positioning of disability and motherhood / Samantha Walsh -- Reconceiving motherhood / Kristin Lindgren -- Refusing diagnosis: Mother-daughter agency in confronting psychiatric rhetoric / Abby Wilkerson -- Diagnosable: mothering at the threshold of disability / Julia Miele Rodas -- Mothers as storytellers / Linnea E. Franits -- Sharing stories: motherhood, autism, and culture / Rachel Robertson -- Nurturing the nurturer: reflections on an experience of breastfeeding, disability, and physical trauma / Heather Kuttai -- Vulnerable subjects: motherhood and disability in Nancy Mairs and Cherríe Moraga / Suzanne Bost -- From surrender to activism: the transformation of disability and mothering at Kew cottages, Australia / Corinne Manning -- History examined: one women's story of disability and advocacy / Marilyn Dolmage -- My mother's mental illness / Whitney Jones-Garcia -- A Schizo-ly situated daughter: a mother's labor / Elizabeth Metcalf -- Motherhood and activism in the dis/enabling context of war: the case of Cindy Sheehan / Abby M. Dubisar -- The political is personal: Mothering at the intersection of acquired disability, gender, and race / Julie E. Maybee -- "You gotta make Aztlán any way you can": Disability in Cherríe Moraga's Heroes and saints / Julie Avril Minich -- Interesting postcolonial mothering and disability: a narrative of an Antiguan woman and her son / Denise Cordella Hughes-Tafen -- Mothering, disability, and poverty: straddling borders, shifting boundaries, and everyday resistance / Shawn A. Cassiman
Summary Editors Lewiecki-Wilson and Cellio have put together the first book to focus on the intersecting spaces, both cultural and personal, of disability and mothering. Derived from the Latin for threshold, the word "liminal" calls attention to the book's focus on the transitional moments and spaces where the personal and social, inside and outside, self and other converge. The volume features twenty-one previously unpublished essays by new as well as established scholars and community activists. Contributors, some of whom are themselves disabled or mothers of children with disabilities, present moving personal accounts and accessible scholarship grounded in historical study, experiential and retrospective analysis, interviews, social research, and feminist and disability studies theories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-339) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mothers of children with disabilities.
Children with disabilities.
Women with disabilities.
Mothers -- Psychology
People with disabilities.
Mothers -- psychology
Disabled Children
Disabled Persons
Maternal Behavior -- psychology
physically handicapped.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities.
People with disabilities
Children with disabilities
Mothers of children with disabilities
Mothers -- Psychology
Women with disabilities
Moderskap -- funktionsnedsättning.
Föräldrar till barn med funktionsnedsättning.
Barn med funktionsnedsättning.
Kvinnor med funktionsnedsättning.
Mödrar -- psykologi.
Genre/Form essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Lewiecki-Wilson, Cynthia
Cellio, Jen.
ISBN 9780815650805