30 September 2010

Call for Papers: Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century

Post date: 30 September 2010
Deadline: 15 November 2010

Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century: Research and Activism
February 17-19, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

International conference hosted by MIRCI (Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement) and CRIA - Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia.

We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, and workers, artists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts and other alternative formats. Building upon the Rich's crucial distinction between mothering and motherhood the conference will explore how scholars and activists challenge normative motherhood and develop new experiences, practices, identities, meanings, activism, ideologies and policies for empowered mothering.

Topics may include but are not restricted to: Normative discourses/ideologies of Motherhood; New Momism; Intensive Mothering; Empowered Mothering: Maternal Empowerment; Maternal Activism; Feminism and Motherhood; Feminist Mothering; 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Mother Outlaws/Outlaw Mothering; Mothering from the Margins; Good/Bad Mothers; Transnational Mothering; Mothering and Migration: Latina/Chicana Mothering; Mother Artists/Writers; Young Mothers, Motherhood-Mothering in Film, Literature, Popular Culture and the Arts; Adoption; Hybrid Mothering; Maternal Resistance; Maternal Thinking: Maternal Practice: Mothering and Work/Mothering as Work; Maternal Sexuality; Public and Social Policy and Motherhood; Maternal Health; Mothers and Daughters; Mothers and Sons; Mothering, Violence, Militarism and War; Mothering and Social Justice; Motherhood Studies; Mothering in the Academe; Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding; Othermothering/Community Mothering; Queer Mothers/Mothering; LBGT Mothering; Aboriginal Mothering; Motherhood Memoirs: Mothers and the Internet: Mommy Blogs: African and African American Mothering; South Asian Mothering: Asian Mothering; Mothering; Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Class: Maternal Identity: Becoming a Mother; Identity Politics of Motherhood and Mothering; Mothering and Gender Relations; Fathers/Fathering; Maternal Theories; Mothering/Motherhood and Philosophy; Reproductive Technologies, Mothers/Mothering and the Law; Mothers and Poverty, Mothering and Globalization; Maternal Wellbeing, Mothering and Social Movements; Myth and Motherhood/Mothering; Mothering and the Environment/Environmentalism, Family, Maternal Pedagogies; Mothering/Mothers and Education; Mothers/Motherhood and Sociology; Midwifery; Histories of Motherhood and Mothering; Marginalized Motherhoods/Mothering; Mothering/Mothers and Disability; Mothering/Mothers and Music; Teaching Motherhood; Nationalism and Motherhood; Motherlines; Children; Mothers/Motherhood and Anthropology; Mothering/Mothers and Science; Mothers/Motherhood and Psychology; Maternal Memoirs, Biographies, Narratives, and Autobiographies

If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, please send a 250 word abstract and a 50 word bio by November 15, 2010 to: info@motherhoodinitiative.org Este endereço de e-mail está protegido de spam bots, pelo que necessita do Javascript activado para o visualizar

One must be a member of Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) or a member of Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA) to submit an abstract for this conference. Memberships begin May 1, 2010.

Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022
Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (tel) 905-775-5215

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