They're All My Children Foster Mothering in America

ISBN-10: 0814793479
ISBN-13: 9780814793473
Edition: 2001
Authors: Danielle Wozniak
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Description: Written from foster mothers' perspectives, this book voices the often painful experiences of contemporary US foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state.

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Written from foster mothers' perspectives, this book voices the often painful experiences of contemporary US foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state.

Peter Knight teaches American Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of Conspiracy Culture , and the general editor of The Encyclopedia of Political Conspiracy TheoriesDavid F. Musto M.D. is Professor of the History of Medicine and Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Lecturer of History and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control.A former foster mother, Danielle Wozniak is Assistant ResearchProfessor of at the University of Connecticut.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Portrait of a Foster Mother (1): "They're All My Children, They're All My Family"
Mothers and Workers: Becoming a Foster Mother
"I'm Their Mother": Fostering, Motherhood, and the Construction of Kinship
Managing Difference, Coping with Delegitimation: Foster Mothers as Nonmothers
Mothering Work and the Art of Fostering
Familial Changes: Integrating Foster Children into the Foster Family
"They Picked Up the Baby and the Baby Was Gone": Mothering and Loss
Portrait of a Foster Mother (2): Motherhood, Loss, and Social Action
"I Wanna Make It through the Week"
Conclusion
About This Study
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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