Mothers' images of children and their implications for maternal response

Ribbens McCarthy, Jane (2003). Mothers' images of children and their implications for maternal response. In: Woodhead, Martin and Montgomery, Heather eds. Understanding Childhood: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach. Milton Keynes: Wiley/Open University, pp. 75–79.

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An account of mothers' images (or typifications) of what it means to be a Child, based on interviews with mothers with an eldest child aged 7. The typifications underlay much of the mothers daily lives in interaction with their children.

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