Counternarratives in Social Media

In the early 2000s, some mothers of autistic children turned to blogging as a way to make sense of their experience and find social support. Over time, alternative narratives and metaphors emerged from their personal stories that challenged conventional wisdom about mothering and autism. My book-in-progress documents their storytelling and explores how distinctive social and technical features of blogging in that time and place enabled polyphonic resistance: a multiplicity of unmerged voices that facilitates collaborative construction of new stories and identities.

See also:

Goldsmith, D. J., & Ackerman, A. (2022). Whose story is it? In F. Green & J. McLeod Rogers (Eds.), Mothering/internet/kids (pp. 121-143). Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2021). Mom blogging as maternal activism: How to be an ally to autism acceptance.  Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 12(2), 7-22.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2020). Together, narrating an open future. In BettyAnn Martin and Michelann Parr (Eds.), Writing mothers: Narrative acts of care, redemption, and transformation (pp. 109-126). Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.

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