Stories and Scholarship By and About Mother with Disabilities
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This collection of 18 scholarly works and personal accounts from Canada, the U.S., and Australia explores and analyzes issues of parenting by mothers with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. The book delves into pregnancy, birth, adoption, child custody, discrimination, and disability politics. Noticing dominant ideas, meanings, and narratives about mothering and disability, as the contributors of this book do, exposes how the actual lives and experiences of mothers with disabilities are key to challenging cultural norms and therefore discrimination.
Demeter Press, 9781927335291, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2014
About the Author
Dr. Gloria Filax is an educator and activist whose work concentrates on issues like global education and human rights. Her most recent publication a book is from UBC Press titled Queer/ Youth in the Province of the "Severely Normal.” She teaches and designs online courses for Athabasca University in the Master of Arts—Integrated Studies Program. She lives on Gabriola Island.
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