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An Anthropology of Mothering
March 2013

Incarcerated Mothers

Incarcerated Mothers

 

Book Review: Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression and Resistance
edited by Gordana Eljdupovic and Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich - Gender and Society

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March 2013
230 pages $34.95
978-1-927335-03-1

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Gordana Eljdupovic and Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich
1

Part I:
Incarcerated Mothers In Context: Social Systems and Inequality

The Canadian Landscape for Incarcerated Mothers:
Lessons, Changes and Innovations
Dena Derkzen and Kelly Taylor (Canada)
29

"Incarcerating Aboriginal Mothers: A Cost Too Great."
Gordana Eljdupovic, Terry Mitchell, Lori Curtis,
Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, Alison Granger-Brown,
Courtney Arseneau and Brooke Fry (Canada)
43

When Motherhood Is the Crime:
Incarcerating Adolescent Mothers in Canada
Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich (Canada)
59

Mothers and Babies in French Prisons:
Cultural and Legal Variables
Martine Herzog-Evans (France)
70

Love Behind Bars:
The Darker Side of Incarcerating Mothers
Desiriee Kennedy (USA)
82

Mitigating the Plight of Incarcerated Mothers in India:
Issues and Policy Interventions
Upneet Lalli (India)
93

Care and Respect:
Mothering and Relatedness in Multigenerational Prison Settings
Manuela Da Cunha and Rafaela de la Granja (Portugal)
106

Incarcerated Indigenous Australian Mothers:
Maintaining Patriarchal Colonization
Ruth MacCausland and Eileen Baldry (Australia)
121

Part II: Lived Experiences of Incarcerated Mothers

Voice of the Mothers
Alison, Brenda, Sarah, Martina, Tanya, Devon, Jennifer, Betty,
Renee, Patricia, Mo, Kelly and Linnea (Canada)
137

"It Was Easier To Say I Didn't Have Kids":
Mothering, Incarceration, and Relationships with Social
and Criminal Justice Policies
Olivia Scobie and Amber Gazso (Canada)
148

Mothering Through Adversity: Voices of Incarcerated Mothers
Christine Walsh and Meredith Crough (Canada)
160

"I Wanted to Be, I Tried to Be, I Will Be a Good Mother":
Incarcerated Mothers' Construal of the Mother Role
Gordana Ejdupovic (Canada)
173

Incarcerated Mothers Speak:
Like Getting Hit in the Heart With A Dagger
Karen Shain, Lauren Liu and Sarah DeWath (USA)
185

Incarcerating Mothers: The Effect on the Health and
Social Well-Being of Infants and Their Mothers
Ruth Elwood Martin, Joshua Lau and Amy Salmon (Canada)
197

Mothering Against the Norms:
Diane Wilson and Environmental Activism
Danielle Poe (USA)
210

Sorry I left you
Julie Herrnkind
221

 

Contributors

Courtney Arseneau, MA student, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Eileen Baldry, Professor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Meredith Crough, BA program, Development Studies,University of Calgary, Canada.

Manuela P. da Cunha is an anthropologist teaching at the University of Minho, Portugal and a researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology and at the Institut d'Ethnologie Méditerranéenne et Comparative, France.

Lori Curtis, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dena Derkzen, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Psychology, Carleton University and acting Director, Women Offender Research Division, Research Branch, Correctional Service of Canada.

Brooke Fry, MA student, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Amber Gazso, Associate Professor of Sociology, York University, Canada

Alison Granger-Brown, Ph.D. candidate, Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University; works with federally and provincially sentenced women in therapeutic capacity, Canada.
Rafaela Granja Rafaela Granja is a sociologist at Centro de Investigação em Ciências sociais at the University of Minho (CICS-UM), Portugal.

Martine Herzog-Evans, Professor in Law and Criminology, Reims University, France.

Deseriee Kennedy, Professor of Law, Touro Law Center, United States of America.

Upneet Lalli, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh, India.

Joshua Lau, MPH student, Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Lauren Liu, BA Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies, University of California, USA.

Ruth Elwood Martin, Clinical Professor and Lead Faculty for research in the family medicine residency program, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Ruth McCausland, Ph.D. candidate, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Terry Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Danielle Poe, Associate Professor of philosophy, University of Dayton, USA.

Amy Salmon, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Olivia Scobie is a freelance journalist and a policy analyst at Centennial College, Canada.

Karen Shain is policy director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in San Francisco, United States of America.

Kelly Taylor, Ph.D., Senior Director of Correctional Research, Correctional Services Canada.

Christine Walsh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Canada.

 

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