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CHALLENGING MOTHERHOOD IDEALS: IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT IN RETT MOM BLOGS

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Material Information

Title:
CHALLENGING MOTHERHOOD IDEALS: IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT IN RETT MOM BLOGS
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Rodda, Corey
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Sociology, Gender Studies
Faculty Sponsor:
Fairchild, Emily

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
In this thesis, I explore how mothers of girls with Rett syndrome use blogs to portray their identity. I perform a content analysis of eight blogs written by mothers of “Rett girls” and code the data to determine how the bloggers reveal themselves through impression management. From this content analysis, I determine that mothers often shared their negative emotional experiences and the conflicting sources of knowledge that they had to sift through while caring for their daughters. Intensive mothering ideologies and the unique experience of caring for a daughter with Rett syndrome impact bloggers’ maternal identities. They must balance fitting into mothering norms while also caring for a daughter with special needs. At times, this complicates their ability to fulfill mothering norms.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Corey Rodda
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Fairchild, Emily

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 R64
System ID:
AA00024799:00001

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