Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 45, Issue 8, pp 1721–1725 | Cite as

Blum, L. M.: Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality

NYU Press, New York, NY, 2015, 311 pp, ISBN: 9781479891870
  • Maurissa Amrhein
Book Review

In Raising generation Rx: Mothering kids with invisible disabilities in an age of inequality, Linda M. Blum depicts the struggles of raising a child with an invisible disability. Her primary focus centers around the effect of inequality on the mothers of these children, as well as the children themselves. Throughout each of the seven chapters, Blum conveys various types of inequality, including discrimination based on gender, race, and marital status. Each category generates various levels of mother-blame, or gives culpability to the mother rather than to the child or to society. In the earlier chapters, Blum also stresses the lack of governmental involvement in both educational and medical institutions in terms of providing aid to these mothers. Later chapters describe the relationship between inequalities in mothers and their abilities to provide for their children, both with special needs and without. Lastly, the final chapters describe the inequalities and discrimination involving...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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