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dc.contributor.authorRowe, Desireé D.
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T17:11:58Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T17:11:58Z
dc.date.available2015-12-31
dc.date.issued2016-07
dc.descriptionPublished in Qualitative Inquiry in July 2016. First published December 31, 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe end of the story is all you care about. So, let’s get that out of the way first. Penelope Jane was born on March 23rd. She was healthy. The trauma of that day still resonates within my body, called into being through subsequent visits to the hospital and a review of my own medical records from that day. A life-threatening fever and 9 hours of pushing led to a powerfully negative birth experience, one that I am consistently told to just forget. After she had a weeklong stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), I have a healthy daughter. In this article, I use auto/archeology as a tool to examine my own medical records and the affective traces of my experience in the hospital to call into question Halberstam’s advocacy of forgetting as queer resistance to dominant cultural logics. While Halberstam explains that “forgetting allows for a release from the weight of the past and the menace of the future” I hold tightly to my memories of that day. This article marks the disconnects between an advocacy of forgetting and my own failure of childbirth and offers a new perspective that embraces the queer potentiality of remembering trauma.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077800415622486#en_US
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dc.format.extent6 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2nnx5-gdfq
dc.identifier.citationRowe, D. D. (2016). Please Don’t Use the Restraints: Forgetting, Failure, and Childbirth. Qualitative Inquiry, 22(6), 484–489. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800415622486en_US
dc.identifier.issn1552-7565
dc.identifier.issn1077-8004
dc.identifier.uri10.1177/1077800415622486
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/14581
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQualitative Inquiry;volume 22, number 6
dc.subjectAutoethnographyen_US
dc.subjectEthnographiesen_US
dc.subjectWomen's studiesen_US
dc.subjectGender and sexualityen_US
dc.subjectMethodologiesen_US
dc.subjectMethods of inquiryen_US
dc.subjectNarrativeen_US
dc.titlePlease don't use the restraints: forgetting, failure, and childbirthen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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