Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins Vol: 25

Tiffany Taylor
Kent State University, USA

Katrina Bloch
Kent State University, USA

Product Details
08 Oct 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Gender Research
This volume focuses on the ways in which mothers are marginalized 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 and experiences of mothers and highlights the institutions and laws that marginalize them.  In the first section, mothers face barriers such as institutional constraints that block them from needed resources and the ability to mother as they see fit.  In section two, contributors examine the borders of marginalized mothering - boundaries reflected through citizenship, walls, geography, dealings with intimate partners and welfare offices, or prison bars. 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 mothering strategies of resistance or explicitly use their status as mothers in their activism. Topics range from mothers who engage in milk sharing to mothers of color whom organize against police brutality.  Throughout the volume, contributors demonstrate the striking resilience of these mothers, and their resistance in challenging the ideologies and institutions that marginalize them.
Introduction Bringing Marginalized Mothers to the Center; Tiffany Taylor and Katrina Bloch 
Part 1: Barriers that Marginalize Mothers 
1. Pride and Hope, Shame and Blame: How Welfare Mothers in Higher Education Juggle Competing Identities; Sheila M. Katz 
2. Watching What I'm Doing, Watching How I'm doing It': Exploring the Everyday Experiences of Surveillance and Silenced Voices Among Marginalised Mothers in Welsh Low-Income Locales; Dawn Mannay, Jordon Creaghan, Dunla Gallagher, Sherelle Mason, Melanie Morgan, and Aimee Grant 
3. Mothering, Identity Construction and Visions of the Future Among Low-Income Adolescent Mothers from São Paulo, Brazil; Alanna E.F. Rudzik 
4. Socio-Economic (Im) Mobility Among Low-Income Mothers of Children with Disabilities; Regina S. Baker and Linda Burton  
5. The Parental Experience of Mothers with Children Who Have Developmental Disabilities: Qualitative Reflections On Marginalization and Resiliency; Kaitlin Stober and Alexis Franzese 
Part 2: Borders that Marginalize Mothers 
6. Chinese Maternity Tourists and Their "Anchor Babies"? Online Commenters' Disdain and Racialized Conditional Acceptance of Non-Citizen Reproduction; Cassaundra Rodriguez  
7. "Doing" and "Undoing" Gender to Make Ends Meet: Understanding the Agency of Poor Minority Mothers who Negotiate Gender and Survival at the Intersection of Migration, Intimate Unions and the Welfare Office; Sancha Medwinter and Linda M. Burton 
8. "I'm Not a Good Mother Now, But I Will be in the Future:" Sub-Saharan African Transnational Mothers in a Transit Migrant Country; Cynthia Magallanes-Gonzalez 
9. Mothering from a Distance -- The Experience of Domestic Workers in Durban, South Africa; Boitumelo Seepamore 
10. Disrupted Identities: Narratives of Mothers in Prison; Kelly Lockwood 
Part 3: Mothering as Resistance to Marginalization  
11. "Parenting Like a White Person": Race and Material Support among Marginalized Mothers; Cheryl Crane and Karen Christopher  
12. Carework Strategies and Everyday Resistance among Mothers who are Timed-Out of Welfare; Jill Weigt  
13. Exploring Black Women’s Homeschooling Experiences at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Class; Taura Taylor 
14. Breast Milk Sharing at the Intersections of Race and Risk; Kristin J Wilson 
15. "We Must Summon the Courage": Black Motherhood as Motivation to Resist Police Brutality; Anna Chatillon and Beth E. Schneider 
Afterword: Nancy Naples
Tiffany Taylor is Associate Professor of Sociology at Kent State University at Kent, USA. In her research, she examines a number of topics related to inequality and work, including policy implementation of programs for impoverished mothers in North Carolina and Ohio. 
Katrina Bloch is Associate Professor of Sociology at Kent State University at Stark, USA. She is an inequality scholar and co-editor (with Carissa Froyum and Tiffany Taylor) of Creating and Contesting Social Inequalities.
"This important volume provides analyses of the barriers mothers face,

the borders of motherhood, and how mothers fight back to care for their

families. Filled with important analyses of intersectional inequalities and

resistance, this book is a must-read." - Professor Joya Misra, University of Massachussetts, USA

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