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dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Rachel
dc.identifier.citationRobertson, R. 2015. Misfitting Mothers: feminism, disability and motherhood. Hecate. 40 (1): pp. 7-19.

The claim that, "feminist scholarship and disability studies scholarship are natural partners" (Piepmeier, Cantrell and Maggio, np), is an increasingly common one. Over the last decade, a number of scholars (Garland-Thomson; Kafer; Lloyd; Wendell) have called for feminist thought to integrate the insights of critical disability studies and for disability studies to gain from taking a feminist approach. My interest is in how a feminist approach to motherhood can gain from disability studies. In this article, I use one particular feminist disability concept-the concept of "misfit" as elaborated by Rosemarie Garland- Thomson ("Misfits")-to demonstrate how disability theory might illuminate certain experiences of mothering.

dc.publisherHecate Press
dc.titleMisfitting Mothers: feminism, disability and motherhood
dc.typeJournal Article
curtin.departmentSchool of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
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