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Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins, Hardback Book

Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins Hardback

Edited by Tiffany Taylor, Katrina Bloch

Part of the Advances in Gender Research series


This volume focuses on the ways in which mothers aremarginalized based on intersecting identities, such as immigration status,race, class, disability, sexuality, and how these women mother from the margins. Divided into three sections, this collection brings forth the voices andexperiences of mothers and highlights the institutions and laws thatmarginalize them. In the first section, mothersface barriers such as institutional constraints that block them from neededresources and the ability to mother as they see fit. In section two, contributors examine theborders of marginalized mothering - boundaries reflected through citizenship,walls, geography, dealings with intimate partners and welfare offices, or prisonbars.

Readings in this section highlight mothers' efforts to transcend, resist,or even just survive experiences with borders.

The final section centers on mothers that explicitly adopt motheringstrategies of resistance or explicitly use their status as mothers in theiractivism.

Topics range from mothers who engage in milk sharing to mothers ofcolor whom organize against police brutality.

Throughout the volume, contributors demonstrate the striking resilienceof these mothers, and their resistance in challenging the ideologies andinstitutions that marginalize them.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Feminism & feminist theory
  • ISBN: 9781787564008

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