The paradox of absent mothers: Women who are both mothers and public figures or activists

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dc.contributor.author Connor, Diana en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-21T22:05:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Hecate Vol. 36(1-2):30-36 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0311-4198 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33697 en
dc.description.abstract The article analyzes the paradox of absent mothers based on the life narrative of Maori activist Betty Wark. It delves into the contradictions in motherhood and the ways in which women negotiate the constructions of idealized motherhood and consequential mother guilt when such constructions are not realized. It is noted that Wark is known as Ma Betty to street children she was helping at the Arohanui Trust hotels in Auckland, New Zealand. The author concludes that Wark's search for selfhood formed a public persona that satisfied her private life. en
dc.publisher Hecate Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hecate en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title The paradox of absent mothers: Women who are both mothers and public figures or activists en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1-2 en
pubs.begin-page 30 en
pubs.volume Vol. 36 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Hecate Press en
pubs.end-page 36 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 617622 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Te Puna Wananga en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-03-18 en


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