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Title Bad mothers : regulations, representations, and resistance / edited by Michelle Hughes Miller, Tamar Hager, and Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich.

Publication Info. Bradford, ON : Demeter Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The bad mother, in relief / Michelle Hughes Miller, Tamar Hager, and Rebecca Jaremko -- Part I. The Legal and regulatory landscape. Artic motherwork / Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich ; Still wearing scarlet? Discursive figures of the unfit mother as pervasive phantoms active in governing mothers through Ontario's child protection regime / Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich ; Manufacturing ideologies of the "bad" mother : aboriginal mothering, "neglectful" caregiving, and symbolic violence in the Ontario child welfare system / Mandi Veenstra and Marlee Kenan ; Mothering in prison : the case of Spain's new external mother units / Sophie Feintuch -- Part II. Medicalization as social control. Mea Culpa / Noa Arad Yairi ; "Bad" mothers and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Saskatchewan, Canada / Pamela J. Downe ; The risky mother : the medicalization of motherhood / Alexandra Campbell ; Hospital archive / Rela Mazali ; Fat blame and fat shame : a failure of maternal responsibility / Kelsey Ioannoni -- Part III. Cultural representations of bad mothers. Protection / Nonavee Dale ; Malas madres in contemporary Latin American literature : representing ill-fated motherhood in Myriam Laurini's Qué Raro Que Me Llame Guadalupe / María Alonso Alonso ; Celluloid Marys : discovering and listening to the bad mothers behind the criminals in popular films / Michelle Huges Miller, Geraldine M. Hendrix-Sloan, and M. Joan McDermott ; Bad motherhood in contemporary Argentine cinema : illustrating the new political agenda / Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Patricia Vazquez, and Juan Juvé -- Part IV. Resisiting bad mother narratives. Bad mother / Freddie Robins ; Underneath Broadmoor / Tamar Hager ; Feminism, infanticide, and intersectionality in Victorian America / Keira V. Williams ; Fixed or shifting notions of "bad mother?" Considering past and future Australian adoption practice / Susan Gair ; Refusing to obey : bad mothers in the Israeli culture / Omri Herzog and Tamar Hager -- Part V. Where do we go from here? Wings and roots / Heather Munro ; FurryLove / Liat Elkayam ; Medea chic : on the necessity of ethics as part of the critique of motherhood / Miri Rozmarin.
Summary While the image or construct of the ""good mother"" has been the focus of many research projects, the ""bad mother,"" as a discursive construct, and also mothers who do ""bad"" things as complicated, agentic social actors, have been quite neglected, despite the prevalence of the image of the bad mother across late modern societies. The few researchers who address this powerful social image point out that bad mothers are culturally identified by what they do, yet they are also socially recognized by who they are. Mothers become potentially bad when they behave or express opinions that diverge f.
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Subject Motherhood -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Motherhood -- Social aspects.
Mother and child.
Mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Mothers -- Conduct of life.
Mothers -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Miller, Michelle Hughes, editor.
Hager, Tamar, 1960- editor.
Bromwich, Rebecca, editor.
Added Title Regulations, representations, and resistance
Other Form: Print version: Bad mothers. Bradford, ON : Demeter Press, [2017] 9781772581034 (DLC) 2017415384 (OCoLC)973044189
ISBN 1772581097 (electronic book)
9781772581096 (electronic bk.)
9781772581034 (softcover)
1772581038 (softcover)