Mothering and Attention Deficit Disorder: the impact of professional power

Rogers, Dianne (2008) Mothering and Attention Deficit Disorder: the impact of professional power. Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany, pp. 1-201.

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The debate on what causes Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is conducted fiercely, along with claims and counterclaims as to the validity of the diagnosis. It appears that everyone has an opinion on the real-ness or otherwise of ADD, and what interventions are needed to assist individuals and families. What is missing from this debate is the day-to-day reality of mothers who have children with ADD. In this book a feminist analysis of motherhood and mother blame provides insight into the reality of mothering children with ADD. Foucault's notion of difference, normalisation, power and resistance provide a framework to conceptualise ADD and to understand the controversy. A must read for individuals and families affected by ADD, and professionals working in the field of health, education and welfare.

Item ID: 7288
Item Type: Book (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-3-639-07761-2
Keywords: mothering; power; knowledge; Attention Deficit Disorder; families; difference; punishment
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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 00:02
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