TitleA look is enough
NameParker, Jennifer S. (author), Trigg, Mary (chair), Gerson, Judith (internal member), Crowley, Jocelyn (internal member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectWomen's and Gender Studies,
Mothers of autistic children--Interviews,
Mothers of autistic children--Psychology,
Mother and child,
DescriptionThis thesis provides an exploratory look at caregiving, blame, and mothers of children with autism. The framework of this project comes from historical patterns of mother blaming, gendered division of labor, and dominant constructions of disability as otherness. Theoretical insights from Michel Foucault and Margrit Shildrick on power, gender, disability, and bodily control are also brought into conversation to consider how these maternal and disabled bodies structure and are structured by systems of power. The project culminates with a presentation and analysis of themes from four in-depth interviews conducted with mothers of children with autism.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Jennifer S. Parker
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.