The Fantasy of Maternal Autonomy and the Disabled Mother

Cooper, Harriet (2020) The Fantasy of Maternal Autonomy and the Disabled Mother. Studies in the Maternal, 13 (1). ISSN 1759-0434

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Abstract

What does it mean to choose to become a mother who cannot parent independently? What is it like to grapple with motherhood when one has a disability, in a culture which increasingly valorises maternal autonomy and choice? In this brief essay, I want to emphasise some of the ways in which maternal scholarship has helped me to navigate and make sense of my lived experience of disabled motherhood.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Epidemiology and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Public Health and Health Services Research
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 13:30
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2023 13:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91347
DOI: 10.16995/sim.296

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