Item description for Alcohol and Pregnancy - No Blame No Shame by Elizabeth Russell...
This book is the sequel to Alcohol and Pregnancy - A Mother's Responsible Disturbance. Along with a short history of the author and her family it explores how prenatal alcohol exposure has affected the lives of sixteen Australians. Stories range from a mother challenged by symptoms consistent with FASD who has given birth to a baby, now a teenager, who was pre-natally exposed to alcohol; to the exasperation of a young woman with pFAS trying to live her life based on the values with which she was raised, but falling short of her goal again and again. These stories highlight how they coped, strategies they used, mistakes they made, their pain and heartache-and their triumphs and tragedies. The sixteen chapters in this book that describe the experiences of other Australians are the result of interviews by the author. All care has been taken to accurately record their stories and the author wishes to thank all contributors for the courage and social conscience to bare their souls and tell their personal stories in order to help other people affected by this wholly preventable condition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Zeus Publications
ISBN 1921240059 ISBN13 9781921240058
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More About Elizabeth Russell
Elizabeth Russell is a senior lecturer in British literatures and critical theory in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. She has published articles in the area of utopian studies, feminisms and multiculturalisms. Recent publications include Somnis d'Utopies published in Catalan (2007) and two edited volumes of essays: Caught Between Cultures: Women, Writing & Subjectivities (2002) and Loving Against the Odds: Women's Writing in English in a European Context (Peter Lang, 2006). She is also a member of two research groups: GReC (Genere, raca, etnia i classe) and T-CLAA (Transformacions Culturals i Literaries en angles i alemany).