In Lilian Cibils dissertation-turned-book, Immigration, Motherhood and Parental Involvement: Narratives of Communal Agency in the Face of Power Asymmetry (2017), the stories of seven Mexican immigrant mothers provide insight into what motherhood looks like outside the mainstream ideology of parental involvement. Using a critical feminist lens, Cibils employs the concept of motherwork as an alternative to a cultural deficit approach for understanding Mexican immigrant motherhood.
Narrative Inquiry, Motherwork, Women Immigrants, Parental Involvement
It is a pleasure to acknowledge Dr. Kathy Roulston at the University of Georgia's College of Education, whose instruction and feedback have helped develop my understanding of qualitative research.
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Scott, K. D. (2018). A Motherwork Challenge to Dominant Discourse: A Review of Immigration, Motherhood, and Parental Involvement: Narratives of Communal Agency in the Face of Power Asymmetry. The Qualitative Report, 23(7), 1613-1616. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss7/8
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