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Book

Bigger than the sky: disabled women on parenting

Editors:
WATES Michele, JADE Rowen
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
202p.
Place of publication:
London

This anthology challenges rigid, limiting views of what it means to be a disabled woman, and of what a parent is and does. Disabled women describe having to fight for the right to become pregnant, the pleasure of teaching children the benefits of having a "different" mother; and the delight of involving themselves in a child's life. Whether it be a birth mother, an adoptive parent, a godparent, a friend, or a woman who has made a positive choice not to become a parent, these disabled women are asserting their right to explore the diversity of experience.

Book

Mixed feelings: the complex lives of mixed-race Britons

Author:
ALIBHAI-BROWN Yasmin
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
216p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This book opens with an historical perspective on the reactions to mixed race relationships, and the influences of imperialism and large scale immigration. With research drawn from couples, parents and children, the author offers an insight into the stresses as well as the strengths of links across the racial divide. The influence of race on national identity is explored and positive solutions to the the often instinctive reactions aroused by the breaking down of old barriers are suggested.

Book

Proud child, safer child: a handbook for parents and carers of disabled children

Author:
CROSS Merry
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
206p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at the abuse of disabled children and provides parents and carers with the skills they need to protect their children. Looks at: the particular vulnerabilities of some disabled children to all types of abuse; the social, economic and political reasons why some disabled children are not as well protected as they need to be; effective strategies to reduce risk of abuse; advice on building a child's self esteem; ways of communicating with children with a range of disabilities; clear guidance on how to recognise and assess the signs and indicators of abuse; information on the pros and cons of medical intervention; safer policies and procedures for organisations; and strategies for creating the best possible context for recovery from abuse.

Book

Women and alcohol: a private pleasure or a public problem?

Author:
ETTORRE Elizabeth
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
203p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Examines what constitutes problem drinking for women; looks at the double standards that exist for women and men who overdrink; and explores the possibilities for recovery and healing.

Book

Encounters with strangers: feminism and disability

Editor:
MORRIS Jenny
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
234p.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

Explores the ways feminism can and must acknowledge disabled women for the benefit of all. Looks at ways in which disabled women have been disempowered and rendered invisible.

Book

The protector's handbook: reducing the risk of child sexual abuse and helping children recover

Author:
SMITH Gerrilyn
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
190p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Practical handbook aimed at all adults who have contact with children. Looks at: recognising signs and indicators of sexual abuse; reducing the risks and helping children to tell; facilitating recovery; the emotional consequences of sexual abuse; the healing process; and using the statutory agencies.

Book

The anorexic experience

Author:
LAWRENCE Marilyn
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
144p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Practical handbook offering a guide to: recognising anorexia in yourself and others; what treatments are available; how to resolve the conflicts that can underpin anorexia; and ways of helping yourself and others.

Book

Dealing with depression

Authors:
SMITH Gerrilyn, NAIRNE Kathy
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
272p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Practical text looking at why so many women suffer from depression, identifying the causes, understanding the causes of depression, exploring ways of coping and recovering, and evaluating the help available.

Book

Mustn't grumble: writing by disabled women

Editor:
KEITH Lois
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
223p.
Place of publication:
London

Collection of personal accounts and poetry from disabled women.

Book

Pride against prejudice: a personal politics of disability

Author:
MORRIS Jenny
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
205p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Deals with the nature of prejudice against disabled people, and challenges the reality of being different. Covers current and historical debates on the quality of disabled people's lives; the way disability is represented within Western culture; institutionalisation and independence; feminist research and community care; and the politics of the disability movement.

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