Writing the Family

Women, Auto-Ethnography, and Family work

  • Editors
  • Kathleen Skott-Myhre
  • Korinne Weima
  • Helen Gibbs

Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. My Two Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 3-11
    3. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 13-36
    4. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 37-52
    5. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 53-79
    6. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 81-120
  3. Learning My Mother’s Magic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 127-157
    3. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 159-196
    4. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 197-206
  4. Foucault and Power in Child Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 209-211
    3. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 213-215
    4. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 217-237
    5. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 239-243
    6. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 245-250
    7. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 251-273
    8. Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Korinne Weima, Helen Gibbs
      Pages 275-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-292

About this book

Introduction

This is not a traditional book about the family. In a very essential way, it is a book about being a woman in relation to the current form of the family under capitalism in North America. The authors are three women whose interest in the family stems out of their own unique and varied experiences. The text is comprised of three autoethnographies that look at the family from radically distinct perspectives. Each section is rooted in the author’s own personal and professional life experience. The book explores multi-cultural family therapy, living inside a divorcing family, the role of child protective services, issues of class and race in a family’s identity, how media and pop psychology shape our view of the family, and what it is to be female in a patriarchal family system. All three women are currently working with young people in various capacities. Each section offers new ways to work together with young people to reshape the family so that it better serves those who live within it.

Keywords

family

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