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MA (Master of Arts)
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Wesley Buerkle, Andrew Herrmann
This research examines the effects of maternal incarceration in the United States with a specific focus on the short- and long-term risks to which children are exposed when they live with their mothers pre-incarceration. It synthesizes the pre-existing body of research concerning the effects of maternal incarceration and places it in dialogue with the author’s unfolding personal narrative—a story of resilience. Employing an autoethnographic approach and analyses of the letters her mother wrote to her while in a state penitentiary, the author examines her own life relative to the relational communication patterns between her and her mother before, during, and after her mother’s incarceration.
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McCoy-Hall, Tessa, "Up on the Mountain, Down in the Valley: An Examination of the Impacts of Maternal Incarceration" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3385. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3385
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