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Title Criminalized mothers, criminalizing mothering / edited by Joanne Minaker and Bryan Hogeveen.
Imprint Bradford, Ontario : Demeter Press, 2015.

Subject Mothers -- Effect of imprisonment on.
Women prisoners.
Female offenders.
Mother and child.
Marginality, Social.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Hogeveen, Bryan, 1972-
Minaker, Joanne Cheryl, 1974-
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "As the fastest growing prison population worldwide, more and more women are living in cages and most of them are mothers. This alarm- ing trend has huge ramifications for women, children and communities across the globe. Empathy for mothers behind bars and concern for criminalized mothers in the community is in short supply. Mothers are criminalized for their vulnerabilities and for making unpopular but difficult choices under material and ideological conditions not of their own choosing. Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering shines a spot- light on mothers who are, by law or social regulation, criminalized and examines their troubles and triumphs. This book offers a critical and compassionate lens on social (in)justice, mass incarceration, and collective miseries women experience (i.e., economic inequality, gendered violence, devalued care work, lone-parenting etc.). This book is also about mothers'encounters with systems of control, confinement, and criminalization, but also their experiences of care"--Publisher's description.
Contents Discourses and practices of maternal criminalization -- For my kids -- Treasures -- Settler colonialism and carceral control of indigenous mothers and their children -- 'Sadly it appears the mother saw more of the police than she did her children' -- Mothering outside-in -- International law criminalizing motherhood -- Race, nation and citizenship in "mothers who kill their children" -- Legal and medical maneuvers -- Pregnant, incarcerated and overlooked -- Maternal narratives/ beyond criminalization -- Mothering with HIV -- "Do you have my son?" -- Mothering at the margins -- Mothering in the context of domestic abuse and encounters with child protection services -- Marginalization and hope -- "Something worth living for" -- My mothering story.
Note English.
Online resource; title from READ title page (Overdrive, viewed April 8, 2015).
ISBN 9781926452814 (electronic bk.)
192645281X (electronic bk.)
9781926452791 (electronic bk.)
1926452798 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 904439570
Additional Format Print version: Criminalized mothers, criminalizing mothering 9781926452012 (OCoLC)901996785

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