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ERIC Number: EJ1136933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Love and Resistance of Mothers with Intellectual Disability from Ethnocultural Communities in Canada
Pacheco, Laura; McConnell, David
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n3 p501-510 May 2017
Background: Mothers with intellectual disability are thought to be passive, dependent and in need of protection. This study contributes to a nascent body of research that challenges this schema, revealing how women with intellectual disability who are mothers resist oppression. Methods: Narrative research methods underpinned by intersectionality theory were used to explore the lives of eight mothers with intellectual disability from various ethnocultural communities in Canada. A total of 33 in-depth interviews were conducted with these eight women over a period of 2 years. Results: The lives of the women who took part in this study were marked by violence. The women resisted. Their resistance strategies addressed two kinds of relationships: their relationships with others and their relationship with themselves. Conclusion: The women in this study employed strategies of resistance, sometimes at great personal cost, to provide their children with a better life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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