Mothering from the Inside: Parenting in a Women's Prison

Mothering from the Inside: Parenting in a Women's Prison

by Sandra Enos
     
 

The majority of female inmates are also mothers of children under the age of eighteen. These women don’t stop being mothers when they receive a prison sentence, but in fact try a variety of means to maintain motherhood and mothering while away from their children. Based on research conducted in a women’s prison, Mothering from the Inside reveals how inmate… See more details below

Overview

The majority of female inmates are also mothers of children under the age of eighteen. These women don’t stop being mothers when they receive a prison sentence, but in fact try a variety of means to maintain motherhood and mothering while away from their children. Based on research conducted in a women’s prison, Mothering from the Inside reveals how inmate mothers find places for their children to live, manage relationships with caregivers, demonstrate their fitness as mothers, and negotiate rights to their children under challenging circumstances. The impact of race, ethnicity, and marginality on women in prison is traced through the development of the women’s motherhood careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791448502
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Suny Series, Women, Crime and Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Ackowledgments

1. Mothers in Prison: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity

2. The Challenge of Mothering on the Inside

3. Arranging Care and Managing Caretakers

4. Demonstrating Fitness and Negotiating Ownership of Children

5. Constructing and Managing Motherhood, Drugs, and Crime

6. Conclusions and Recommendations

Afterword: "You Know What I'm Sayin'?"

Appendix A
Appendix B

Bibliography
Index

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