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With personal accounts from mothers themselves, this book encourages women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame in the context of raising a child with a learning disability.
Anna Karin Kingston is a Swedish journalist living in Cork, Ireland since 1989. She has a PhD in Social Sciences and is currently a member of the MA in Women's Studies' teaching board, University College Cork. Her research on mothers of children with special needs was awarded scholarships from the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) during 2001-2004 and from the National Disability Authority 2001.