Download e-book for iPad: Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change by W. Hollway

By W. Hollway

ISBN-10: 1137481226

ISBN-13: 9781137481221

How do girls event the id adjustments eager about changing into moms for the 1st time? whilst this is often the query of an empirical study venture, it poses methodological demanding situations: how can learn carry to gentle such event, and the way can identification switch be documented, conceptualised and written approximately? Nineteen women's lives populate this ebook, as they turn into moms for the 1st time, every one specified and all having a lot in universal amidst the range of East London. via extensive case examples, Wendy Hollway demonstrates how a unique examine technique, underpinned by way of a psychoanalytically trained epistemology, can remodel our knowing of the early foundations of maternal identity.

Show description

Read or Download Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change PDF

Similar marriage & family books

New PDF release: Women's Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan

During this publication you’ll discover a thoughtfully edited chronicle of the original convergence of genetic, hormonal, social, and environmental forces that impact a woman’s psychological overall healthiness over the process her lifestyles. either complete and nuanced, Women’s Reproductive psychological future health around the Lifespan captures the technology, medical remark, and collective knowledge of specialists within the box.

Get Evidence-Informed Assessment and Practice in Child Welfare PDF

This article offers field-tested tests and interventions for evidence-informed baby welfare perform. Chapters contain contributions from social employees in a number of social welfare settings and canopy key concerns corresponding to substance abuse, baby maltreatment, dad or mum education, and preventative providers in baby welfare paintings.

W. Hollway's Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change PDF

How do girls event the id alterations excited about changing into moms for the 1st time? while this can be the query of an empirical study venture, it poses methodological demanding situations: how can examine carry to mild such adventure, and the way can identification switch be documented, conceptualised and written approximately?

Download e-book for iPad: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families by Jacqueline Scott, Judith Treas, Martin Richards

Written through a global group of specialists, this finished quantity investigates modern day relatives relationships, partnering, and parenting set opposed to a backdrop of fast social, fiscal, cultural, and technological swap. Covers a wide variety of themes, together with social inequality, parenting practices, children’s paintings, altering styles of citizenship, multi-cultural households, and adjustments in welfare nation safety for households comprises many ecu, North American and Asian examples written by way of a group of specialists from throughout 5 continents beneficial properties assurance of formerly overlooked teams, together with immigrant and transnational households in addition to households of gays and lesbians Demonstrates how learning social swap in households is prime for figuring out the differences in person and social lifestyles around the globe greatly transformed from the unique spouse released over a decade in the past: three-quarters of the fabric is totally new, and the remaining has been comprehensively up to date

Extra resources for Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change

Example text

Research and theory in qualitative social science was dominated for decades by the prioritisation of language and discourse and the rather deterministic tendency to see identity as the sum total of positions in discourse. Lisa Baraitser explained as follows her wish, in talking of ‘maternal subjectivity’, to go beyond what has been conceptualised through the lens of maternal identities: When I talk of ‘maternal subjectivity’ however, I am attempting to point towards an experience that resides ‘otherwise’ than or is excessive to maternal identities, thought of as emerging at the intersections particularly between gender, class and ‘race’.

Justine Justine, aged 24, of African Caribbean origin, was unemployed and living with her mother and younger sister when she got pregnant, after an unsettled year when she had lived with her boyfriend’s family, quit her PA job after falling out with her boss, and had a miscarriage which upset her for months until she sought out counselling. By the time her baby was born, she was in emergency accommodation and moved into a cramped studio council flat, where her boyfriend visited. She enjoyed introducing her daughter to educational experiences and the two were inseparable.

I wanted to convey the complex mixture of pleasure, frustration, boredom, loss, worry, exhaustion, satisfaction and pride that she felt and the continuity of generations. I wanted also to convey the clamour of conditions – spatial, relational, cultural, material, biological, ideological, discursive, group and institutional – within which the experience of becoming a mother achieves its meanings. These, in the present, past and future tense, are the conditions of possibility of becoming a mother – becoming in the sense of an identity transition.

Download PDF sample

Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change by W. Hollway


by Robert
4.1

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 21 votes