menu
{ "item_title" : "Constructing the (M)Other", "item_author" : [" Susan L. Gabel", "Scot Danforth", "Priya Lalvani "], "item_description" : "Constructing the (M)other is a collection of personal narratives about motherhood in the context of a society in which disability holds a stigmatized position. From multiple vantage points, these autoethnographies reveal how ableist beliefs about disability are institutionally upheld and reified. Collectively they seek to call attention to a patriarchal surveillance of mothering, challenge the trope of the good mother, and dismantle the constructed hierarchy of acceptable children. The stories contained in this volume are counter-narratives of resistance-they are the devices through which mothers push back. Rejecting notions of the otherness of their children, in these essays, mothers negotiate their identities and claim access to the category of normative motherhood. Readers are likely to experience dissonance, have their assumptions about disability challenged, and find their parameters of normalcy transformed.", "item_img_path" : "https://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/1/43/316/974/1433169746_b.jpg", "price_data" : { "retail_price" : "47.95", "online_price" : "47.95", "our_price" : "47.95", "club_price" : "47.95", "savings_pct" : "0", "savings_amt" : "0.00", "club_savings_pct" : "0", "club_savings_amt" : "0.00", "discount_pct" : "10", "store_price" : "" } }
Constructing the (M)Other|Susan L. Gabel
Constructing the (M)Other : Narratives of Disability, Motherhood, and the Politics of ┬źNormal┬╗
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help

Overview

Constructing the (M)other is a collection of personal narratives about motherhood in the context of a society in which disability holds a stigmatized position. From multiple vantage points, these autoethnographies reveal how ableist beliefs about disability are institutionally upheld and reified. Collectively they seek to call attention to a patriarchal surveillance of mothering, challenge the trope of the good mother, and dismantle the constructed hierarchy of acceptable children. The stories contained in this volume are counter-narratives of resistance-they are the devices through which mothers push back. Rejecting notions of the otherness of their children, in these essays, mothers negotiate their identities and claim access to the category of normative motherhood. Readers are likely to experience dissonance, have their assumptions about disability challenged, and find their parameters of normalcy transformed.

This item is Non-Returnable

  • ISBN-13: 9781433169748
  • ISBN-10: 1433169746
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
  • Publish Date: October 2019
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
  • Page Count: 250