They're All My Children [electronic resource] : Foster Mothering in America / Danielle F. Wozniak.
- New York : New York University Press, c2002.
1 online resource (255 p.)
- Foster home care -- United States.
Foster mothers -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- The first book on foster care written from foster mothers' perspectives, They're All My Children voices the often painful experiences of contemporary U.S. foster mothers as they struggle to mother and care-work in the face of exploitative social relations with the state. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Wozniak, herself a former foster mother and an anthropologist, presents and analyzes women's personal stories about fostering to reflect on the larger socio-cultural context of American family life namely, how we think about kinship, identity, and work. Foster mothers construct endur
- Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Portrait of a Foster Mother (1): "They're All My Children, They're All My Family"; 3 Mothers and Workers: Becoming a Foster Mother; 4 "I'm Their Mother": Fostering, Motherhood, and the Construction of Kinship; 5 Managing Difference, Coping with Delegitimation: Foster Mothers as Nonmothers; 6 Mothering Work and the Art of Fostering; 7 Familial Changes: Integrating Foster Children into the Foster Family; 8 "They Picked Up the Baby and the Baby Was Gone":Mothering and Loss; 9 Portrait of a Foster Mother (2): Motherhood, Loss,and Social Action
10 "I Wanna Make It through the Week"11 Conclusion; Appendix: About This Study; Notes; References; Index; About the Author
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-241) and index.
Description based on print version record.
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