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Raising generation Rx : mothering kids with invisible disabilities in an age of inequality

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Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with “invisible disabilities” such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and educational decisions falls almost entirely on mothers. Yet few ask how these mothers make sense of their children’s troubles, and to what extent they feel responsibility or blame. Raising Generation Rx offers a groundbreaking study that situates mothers’ experiences within an age of neuroscientific breakthrough, a high-stakes knowledge-based economy, cutbacks in public services and decent jobs, and increased global competition and racialized class and gender inequality.

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Perry Public Library 306.8743 BLU (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781479871544 (pb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1479871540 (pb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781479891870 (cl : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1479891878 (cl : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: viii, 311 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285- 302) and index.
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1. Mother-child troubles, past and present -- 2. "Welcome to your child's brain": Mothers managing dense bureaucracies, medications, and stigma -- 3. "The multimillion-dollar child": Raising kids with invisible disabilities in the context of privilege -- 4. "I think I have to advocate Five Thousand Times Harder!": Single mothers in the age of neuroscience -- 5. En-gendering the medicalized child -- 6. "A Strange Coincidence": Race-ing disordered children -- 7. Mothers, children, and families in a precarious time.
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Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with “invisible disabilities” such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and educational decisions falls almost entirely on mothers. Yet few ask how these mothers make sense of their children’s troubles, and to what extent they feel responsibility or blame. Raising Generation Rx offers a groundbreaking study that situates mothers’ experiences within an age of neuroscientific breakthrough, a high-stakes knowledge-based economy, cutbacks in public services and decent jobs, and increased global competition and racialized class and gender inequality.
Subject: Mothers of children with disabilities > United States.
Parents of attention-deficit-disordered children > United States.
Parents of children with disabilities > United States.
Mother and child > United States.
Mother and child.
Mothers of children with disabilities.
Parents of attention-deficit-disordered children.
Parents of children with disabilities.


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