Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAufseeser, Dena
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-09T15:30:36Z
dc.date.available2019-10-09T15:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-10
dc.description.abstractThis article explores discourses surrounding poverty and mothering in the context of Peru. It specifically suggests that claims in the name of children’s rights provide a more morally acceptable way to discipline economically disadvantaged mothers. Mothers are framed as ‘bad parents’ when their children fail to experience so-called ‘global childhoods’, spent in school and the home, and not in paid work. However, in Andean culture, children begin working alongside their parents at a young age as they learn to become active members in society. Rather than recognising motherhood as socially constructed, internationally-funded NGOs and government officials emphasise a need to teach mothers about the cultural dangers of work. However, I suggest that in doing so, poverty is reframed as a cultural problem, of which mothers are to blame. This overlooks significant economic inequality as well as different conceptions of motherhood and childhood. The article examines how mothers negotiate competing demands in the context of discourses of global childhood, and is based on field work conducted over 14 months in 2009 and 2010, with follow up research in 2011 and 2014.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m281i3-qx2p
dc.identifier.citationAufseeser, D. (2019). Mothering in the Context of Poverty: Disciplining Peruvian Mothers through Children’s Rights. Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 3(1-2), 13. https://doi.org/10.20897/femenc/5919en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.20897/femenc/5919
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/15005
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherlectitoen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Geography and Environmental Systems Department Collection
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Faculty Collection
dc.rightsThis item is likely protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Unless on a Creative Commons license, for uses protected by Copyright Law, contact the copyright holder or the author.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectmotherhooden_US
dc.subjectchildren’s rightsen_US
dc.subjectintersubjectivityen_US
dc.subjectcritical poverty studiesen_US
dc.titleMothering in the Context of Poverty: Disciplining Peruvian Mothers through Children’s Rightsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

This item is likely protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Unless on a Creative Commons license, for uses protected by Copyright Law, contact the copyright holder or the author.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as This item is likely protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Unless on a Creative Commons license, for uses protected by Copyright Law, contact the copyright holder or the author.