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Author Eljdupovic, Gordana.

Title Incarcerated mothers: oppresssion and resistance [Hoopla electronic resource] / Gordana Eljdupovic.

Publication Info. [United States] : Demeter Press, 2013.
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Summary A large proportion-and in many jurisdictions the majority-of incarcerated women are mothers. Popular attention is often paid to challenges faced by children of incarcerated mothers while incarcerated women themselves often do not "count" as mothers in mainstream discourse. This is the first anthology on incarcerated mothers' experiences that is primarily based on and reflects the Canadian context. It is also trans- national in scope as it covers related issues from other countries around the world. These essays examine connections between mothering and incarceration, from analysis of the justice system and policies, criminalization of motherhood, to understanding experiences of mothers in prisons as presented in their own voices. They highlight structures and processes which shape and ascribe incarcerated woman's identity as a mother, juxtaposing it with scripted and imposed mainstream norms of a "good" or "real" mother. Moreover, these essays identify and track emergence of mothers' resistance and agency within and in spite of the confines of their circumstances.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Feminism & Feminist Theory
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ISBN 9781927335666 (electronic bk.)
1927335663 (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT13312157
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