The ties that bind : stories of women in prison who are mothers to older adult children

Lockwood, KA ORCID: 2020, 'The ties that bind : stories of women in prison who are mothers to older adult children' , in: Mothering from the inside : research on motherhood and imprisonment , Emerald Publishing, pp. 105-125.

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Focussing on the individual stories of mothers in prison and those who have recently been released from prison, within this chapter, I consider the way in which women story motherhood in relation to older adult children. Presenting three interrelated narratives, ‘Mothering from a distance: stories of missing out on children's transitions to adulthood’; ‘“Motherwork”: stories of participating in mothering adult children’ and ‘“Role reversal”: stories of receiving support from adult children’, I consider the specific challenges and opportunities for mothers in prison with older adult children.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Lockwood, KA
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
ISBN: 9781789733440 (hardback); 9781789733433 (ebook)
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Welsh Government, University of Huddersfield, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Depositing User: KA Lockwood
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 08:42
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:26

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