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Title:
Motherhood and disability : children and choices
Author:
Prilleltensky, Ora, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781403904959
Format :
Book

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This book explores the intersection between motherhood and physical disability. It is based on a study that focused on the lived experiences of women with physical disabilities, mothers and non-mothers. What meaning does motherhood have for these women? What is it like for them? What messages do they receive about themselves as women, with or without children? What barriers do they foresee and/or come across? These issues are explored from the vantage point of disabled women with and without children.


Author Notes

ORA PRILLELTENSKY is a Lecturer in the Department of Human and Organizational Development in Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, USA, where she teaches counselling and human development. Previously she worked in academic counselling, and in educational and rehabilitation settings in Canada, Israel and Australia.


Table of Contents

Disability
A Socio-Political Construct
Enabling and Disabling Discourses
Enabling and Disabling Experiences
The Research Story
Women on Growing up With a Disability
Women on Children and Choices
Mothers on Mothering
Mothers on Children's Well-Being
Putting it all Together: Striving for Wellness