Dyslexia, mothering and work: intersecting identities, reframing, ‘drowning’ and resistance

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This paper focuses on the ways in which mothering, work and dyslexia intersect in lived experience. The theoretical framework used to interpret these experiences draws on competing discourses variously imposed on and internalised by the individual; however, it also stresses the ability (however limited) of the individual to reframe and therefore contest how they have been defined. This is illustrated and developed through an autoethnographic case study where I tell stories about my education, diagnosis as dyslexic, academic work, and experiences of early motherhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-137
Number of pages13
JournalDisability & Society
Issue number2
Early online date25 Feb 2011
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


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