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The Resource Cold comfort : mothers, professionals, and attention deficit disorder, Claudia Malacrida, (electronic resource)

Cold comfort : mothers, professionals, and attention deficit disorder, Claudia Malacrida, (electronic resource)

Label
Cold comfort : mothers, professionals, and attention deficit disorder
Title
Cold comfort
Title remainder
mothers, professionals, and attention deficit disorder
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Malacrida
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mothers of children with Attention Deficit Disorder must inevitably make decisions regarding their children's diagnosis within a context of competing discourses about the nature of the disorder and the legitimacy of its treatment. They also make these decisions within an overriding climate of mother-blame. Claudia Malacrida's Cold Comfort provides a contextualized study of how mothers negotiate with/against the 'helping professions' over assessment and treatment for their AD(H)D children. Malacrida counters current conceptions about mothers of AD(H)D children (namely that mothers irresponsibly push for Ritalin to manage their children's behaviour) as well as professional assumptions of maternal pathology. This thought-provoking examination documents Malacrida's extensive interviews with mothers of affected children in both Canada and the United Kingdom, and details the way in which these women speak of their experiences. Malacrida compares their narratives to national discourses and practices, placing the complex mother-child and mother-professional relations at the centre of her critical inquiry. Drawing on both poststructural discourse analysis and feminist standpoint theory, Malacrida makes a critical contribution to qualitative methodologies by developing a feminist discursive ethnography of the construction of AD(H)D in two divergent cultures. On a more personal level, she offers readers a moving, nuanced, and satisfying examination of real women and children facing both public and private challenges linked to AD(H)D
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malacrida, Claudia
Dewey number
362.1/968589/00942
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Mother and child
  • Mother and child
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Mother and child
  • Hyperactivité
  • Hyperactivité
  • Mère et enfant
  • Mère et enfant
  • Hyperactivité
  • Mère et enfant
Label
Cold comfort : mothers, professionals, and attention deficit disorder, Claudia Malacrida, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-293) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Why attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, why mothers? -- Methodology -- British and Canadian con(text)ual spaces -- Mothers talk about the early years -- Ideals and actualities in identification and assessment -- Challenges and conflicts in treating AD(H)D -- Resistance, risk, and the chimera of choice
Control code
ocn666902574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281994271
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666902574
Label
Cold comfort : mothers, professionals, and attention deficit disorder, Claudia Malacrida, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-293) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Why attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, why mothers? -- Methodology -- British and Canadian con(text)ual spaces -- Mothers talk about the early years -- Ideals and actualities in identification and assessment -- Challenges and conflicts in treating AD(H)D -- Resistance, risk, and the chimera of choice
Control code
ocn666902574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281994271
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666902574

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