Title page for ETD etd-08142006-110050
|Type of Document
||Farnsworth, Elizabeth Brooks
||Reflexive conversations with bereaved mothers : a feminist and contextual perspective
||Family and Child Development
|Allen, Katherine R.
|Arditti, Joyce A.
|Fu, Victoria R.
|Maxwell, Joseph W.
|Stremmel, Andrew J.
- Mother and child
- Infants Death Psychological aspects
- Bereavement Psychological aspects
|Date of Defense
In this study, the experiences and perspectives of 10
bereaved mothers were investigated. The research was guided
by a feminist and contextual perspective. A contextual
theory of stress supports an examination of the perspectives
of individuals in families regarding the impact of stressful
circumstances. Individuals are assumed to be both active
and responsive to the social system which includes
individual, dyadic, familial, social, community, and
cultural levels of analysis. A feminist perspective
emphasizes reflexivity, collaboration, emotionality, and
accessibility in the process of research and focuses
attention to broader cultural ideologies which influence the
lives of individuals. Women's lives carry with them the
assumption of motherhood and the protection of children.
When a young child dies, mothers find themselves in a
marginalized social category
|| Approximate Download Time
| 28.8 Modem
|| 56K Modem
|| ISDN (64 Kb)
|| ISDN (128 Kb)
|| Higher-speed Access
next to an author's name indicates that all
files or directories associated with their ETD
are accessible from the Virginia Tech campus network only.
If you have questions or technical
problems, please Contact DLA.