South Asian Mothering
Negotiating Culture, Family and Selfhood
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This edited collection seeks to initiate a dialogue on South Asian mothering. The chapters in this book explore how South Asian cultural norms and values, as well as social constructions such as gender, race, class, caste, sexuality and ability inform South Asian mothers’ perceptions and practices of mothering, both in South Asia and in the diaspora. This book will appeal to multiple audiences as contributors with backgrounds in academia, activism, public policy, and the media draw from theory, research and lived experiences to illuminate the complexity of South Asian mothering.
Demeter Press, 9781927335017, 192pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
About the Author
Jasjit K. Sangha completed her Ph.D. from oise/University of Toronto in the Department of Adult Education and Community Development. She has been working on issues related to mothering for nearly a decade, exploring how women engage in transformative adult learning through the process of (step) mothering. She is the author of the book, Stepmothering: A Spiritual Journey (2012) available through Demeter Press, and has also published in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Women and Environments and The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education. Tahira Gonsalves has completed studies in Sociology in India and Canada. Her research and policy work span the areas of international development, social and economic policy for women, and the immigrant and mental health sectors in Canada. She has worked at the International Development Research Centre and at the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, in Ottawa. At present she works for the Ontario provincial government.
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