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dc.contributor.authorEmerald, Elkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Loreleien_US
dc.contributor.editorMichael Bamberg, Allyssa McCabeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:03:50Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:03:50Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-12T07:27:42Z
dc.identifier.issn13876740en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/ni.18.2.10ausen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26648
dc.description.abstractMotherhood is under review. What counts as a 'good mother' is receiving attention in both popular and academic contexts (Arendell, 2000; Hays, 1996). The mothers we spoke with are judged not to be 'good' mothers by medical professionals, teachers, friends and family, because they do not have 'good' children. Their children are disorderly, disorganised and disruptive, they have ADHD. We extend current debates to explore these mothers' ransoming to the narrative of 'the way things should be' in terms of Bourdieu's (1990) concepts of habitus, misrecognition and symbolic violence. Importantly, we examine how these women talk back to the cultural narratives that malign and disregard them and their children. They trouble those narratives. However, in speaking out, in being always vigilant to their child's interests, women often find they are considered not only troublesome, but themselves troubled. Rather than hearing them this way, we hear their stories as challenges to the cultural narratives that constrain them. We hear their voices as important activism in reformulating motherhood.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Companyen_US
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam Netherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.benjamins.nl/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom379en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto393en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNarrative Inquiryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899en_US
dc.titleTroubled, troublesome, troubling mothers: The dilemma of difference in women's personal motherhood narrativesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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