- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (April 17, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572303395
- ISBN-13: 978-1572303393
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,310,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers Paperback – April 17, 1998
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"The authors of this volume, most of whom are mothers themselves, eloquently describe the challenges of 'mothering at the margins.' The stories are poignant, personal, and passionate, actively drawing the reader into the daily struggles and joys of mothering under unusual circumstances. Regardless of the context, each mother brings courage and resilience to her special situation. This book fills a large gap in the literature and must be read by all parents and by policy makers who care about how our children are raised." --Ellen Bassuk, M.D., The Better Homes Fund
"Our society today is anything but a melting pot. We treat any kind of diversity as a negative. Why? This excellent volume brings to light the marginalization of different kinds of mothers whom society both labels and rejects. The strengths and the passions with which these mothers can offer their children need to be respected and even revered by our society. This volume will help that process in all of us." --T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
About the Author
Janet L. Surrey, PhD, is a Founding Scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute and Codirector of the Gender Relations Program at the Stone Center, Wellesley College, and attending psychologist at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Kathy Weingarten, PhD, is Codirector of the Program in Narrative Therapies at The Family Institute of Cambridge and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.