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dc.contributor.authorSnowdon, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorKotzé, Elmarie
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-31T01:47:41Z
dc.date.available2012-10-31T01:47:41Z
dc.date.copyright2012-06-03
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSnowdon, J., & Kotzé, E. (2012). I’m not a bad mother-stories of mothering-on-the-edge. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 33(2), 142-156.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0814-723X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6770
dc.description.abstractThis article is located in the field of custody and day-to-day care, with a focus on experiences of mothering where mothers no longer have everyday care of their children. At the time of writing, tens of thousands of mothers live separately from their children in Aotearoa, New Zealand. However, there is a general perception of rarity associated with non-resident mothers, partly due to their reluctance to speak of loss of custody. In this article, we develop a theoretical discussion around the inside/outside relationships between non-resident mothers and their children that informs therapeutic practice. We argue that mothers who live apart from their children are situated at the edge or periphery of their children's day-to-day lives and experience this as outside the lives of their children. Nevertheless, mothers' stories speak of qualities of (m)othering that have been born of and nurtured by longstanding and long-term commitment to their children.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian Academic Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
dc.subjectDecompositionen_NZ
dc.subjectdeconstructionen_NZ
dc.subjectdiscourseen_NZ
dc.subjectnarrative therapyen_NZ
dc.subjectnon-resident mothersen_NZ
dc.subjectpositioning theoryen_NZ
dc.titleI’m not a bad mother-stories of mothering-on-the-edgeen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/aft.2012.16en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page142en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37910
pubs.end-page156en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume33en_NZ


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