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Undocumented mothers raising citizens: a study with lone undocumented migrant women in their interactions with childcare, school and home

Tine Brouckaert UGent (2011) TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENDERSTUDIES. 14(4). p.18-30
abstract
This paper is exploring the practices of raising child(ren) by undocumented migrants mothers on their citizenship potentials. The case study concerns an in-depth ethnographic study of the lives of seven undocumented mothers living on Belgian soil. I consider their daily interactions and discourses in the context of childcare, school and practices of homemaking and identity. The mothers demonstrate an expertise in combining various logistic and moral resources on local and transnational level in raising their child. Despite their unequal position, they engage themselves in their children’s school context and negotiate between their personal and cultural values and society’s normative discourses and practices of child raising. In the context of home they are reproducing but also creating new feelings of belonging, with a place for their perceived differences. Therefore their mothering is not merely limited to the private domain, but extends to public and political spheres, recasting and challenging traditional understandings of citizenship.
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alternative title
De opvoeding van kinderen zonder papieren tot burgers : getuigenissen van alleenstaande moeders in hun interacties in opvang, school en thuis
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
home, mothering, education, difference, school, care, Citizenship
journal title
TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENDERSTUDIES
Tijdschr. Genderstud.
volume
14
issue
4
pages
18 - 30
ISSN
1388-3186
language
Dutch
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1934856
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1934856
date created
2011-10-24 15:27:07
date last changed
2015-05-05 09:27:01
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  abstract     = {This paper is exploring the practices of raising child(ren) by undocumented migrants mothers on their citizenship potentials. The case study concerns an in-depth ethnographic study of the lives of seven undocumented mothers living on Belgian soil. I consider their daily interactions and discourses in the context of childcare, school and practices of homemaking and identity. The mothers demonstrate an expertise in combining various logistic and moral resources on local and transnational level in raising their child. Despite their unequal position, they engage themselves in their children{\textquoteright}s school context and negotiate between their personal and cultural values and society{\textquoteright}s normative discourses and practices of child raising. In the context of home they are reproducing but also creating new feelings of belonging, with a place for their perceived differences. Therefore their mothering is not merely limited to the private domain, but extends to public and political spheres, recasting and challenging traditional understandings of citizenship.},
  author       = {Brouckaert, Tine},
  issn         = {1388-3186},
  journal      = {TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENDERSTUDIES},
  keyword      = {home,mothering,education,difference,school,care,Citizenship},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {18--30},
  title        = {Undocumented mothers raising citizens: a study with lone undocumented migrant women in their interactions with childcare, school and home},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Brouckaert, Tine. 2011. “Undocumented Mothers Raising Citizens: a Study with Lone Undocumented Migrant Women in Their Interactions with Childcare, School and Home.” Tijdschrift Voor Genderstudies 14 (4): 18–30.
APA
Brouckaert, T. (2011). Undocumented mothers raising citizens: a study with lone undocumented migrant women in their interactions with childcare, school and home. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENDERSTUDIES, 14(4), 18–30.
Vancouver
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Brouckaert T. Undocumented mothers raising citizens: a study with lone undocumented migrant women in their interactions with childcare, school and home. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENDERSTUDIES. 2011;14(4):18–30.
MLA
Brouckaert, Tine. “Undocumented Mothers Raising Citizens: a Study with Lone Undocumented Migrant Women in Their Interactions with Childcare, School and Home.” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GENDERSTUDIES 14.4 (2011): 18–30. Print.