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Title The cultural and economic context of maternal infantcide : a crying baby and the inability to escape / Martha Smithey.
Imprint United Kingdom ; North America ; Japan ; India ; Malaysia ; China : Emerald Publishing Limited, [2019].


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 123 pages) : illustrations, tables
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject Infanticide.
Motherhood -- Social aspects.
Motherhood -- Cross-cultural studies.
Motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Genre Cross-cultural studies.
Contents Front Cover; The Cultural and Economic Context of Maternal Infanticide: A Crying Baby and The Inability to Escape; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 An Introduction and Overview of Infanticide; 1.1. Maternal Love: Instinctual or Cultural?; 1.2. Trends: How Often Does Maternal Love Go Wrong?; 1.3. Is It Mental Illness?; 1.4. Central Theme and Organization of This Book; Chapter 2 Predispositional Factors in Maternal Infanticide; 2.1. Economic Inequality and Insufficient Resources; 2.2. Family Violence and Intimate Partner Abuse.
2.3. Unwanted Pregnancy and the Reality of Parenting2.4. Social Isolation and Family Support; Chapter 3 Cultural Inequality and the Mothering Ideology; 3.1. Cultural Inequality and the Devaluing of Mothering: Raising Your Children in Your Spare Time and with Your Spare Change; 3.2. The Guardians of the "Stock of Knowledge" and the Child-rearing Industry; 3.3. "Good" Mothering: A Middle-class Standard; 3.4. The Mother Identity and the Power of Institutionalized Behavior; 3.5. Enforcing the Ideology: The Criminalization of "Poor" Mothering; 3.6. The Situated Context and Demoralization.
Chapter 4 A Crying Baby: The Situated Context of Infanticide4.1. A Crying Baby: Interpreting the Infant's Actions; 4.1.1. Stage I: Initial Action by the Baby; 4.1.2. Stage II: The Mother Interprets the Baby's Previous Move as Personally Offensive; 4.1.3. Stage III: The Mother Becomes More Forceful in an Attempt to Restore Order; 4.1.4. Stage IV: Continued Noncompliance by the Baby; 4.2. A Challenge to the Mother Identity; 4.3. Reflexive Monitoring/Reflective Intelligence and Emotion Work; Chapter 5 A Crying Baby and the Inability to Escape; 5.1. Suffering and a Poor Quality of Life.
5.2. Substance Use and Abuse5.3. The Inability to Escape; 5.4. Social Isolation; 5.5. The Humiliation of Asking for Help; 5.6. Using Force to Gain Compliance; 5.7. The Assault; 5.7.1. Stage V: Fatal Injury by the Mother; Chapter 6 Primary Prevention and Social Change; 6.1. Primary Prevention; 6.1.1. Stop Romanticizing and Teach the Reality of Child Rearing; 6.1.2. Support for Family Planning; 6.1.3. Social Nonacceptance of Hitting Children; 6.1.4. Change the Expectations of Mothering ... ; 6.1.5. ... or Give Families More Time and Resources to Meet the Expectations; 6.1.6. An Ability to Escape.
6.1.7. Restructure Secondary Prevention to Provide More Meaningful Social Support to FamiliesAppendix A; Intensive Interview Guide; References; Index.
Summary This book examines the social, economic and cultural conditions and stressors under which mothers commit infanticide, and shows how these conditions affect the ability to meet societal and self-perceived expectations of ""good"" mothering.
Other Title Print version: Smithey, Martha. Maternal Infanticide in the Context of Cultural and Economic Inequality : A Crying Baby and the Inability to Escape. Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, ©2018 9781787542082