Where's the Feminism in Mothering?

D'Arcy, Catherine, Turner, Colleen, Crockett, Belinda and Gridley, Heather (2012) Where's the Feminism in Mothering? Journal of Community Psychology, 40 (1). pp. 27-43. ISSN 1520-6629

Abstract

Drawing on combined community psychology and feminist theories and praxis, we have sought to explore how mothers can be supported in their mothering in ways that move beyond the institution of motherhood as an essentially patriarchal construction. Framing the article around the question ‘‘Where’s the feminism in mothering?’’ has provided us with a space to critically reflect both on our own experiences (as mothers, community psychologists/health sociologist, and feminists) and on those of the mothers we work with.

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Special Issue: Co-creating feminist community psychology

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9466
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.20493
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.20...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Historical > SEO Classification > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Keywords ResPubID24494, mothers, community psychologists, feminism, patriarchal social structures, Community-Based Participatory Research, CBPR, Participatory Action Research, co-sleeping, controlled crying, parenting, Child-Centered Communities
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