Other Mothers/Other Mothering
Demeter Press seeks abstracts by October 12.
Other mothers and other mothering roles may be found throughout history and across diverse cultures. Other mothers may be the paradigmatic first responders, the first-teachers of informal and formal learnings, or first care-givers for the formative triage years of children and youth. Other mothering denotes the continuity and contemporary practices of shared, communal, or assumed mothering responsibilities that are empowering and inclusive of social transformation. Despite the prevalence of this practice and increasing scholarship about other mothering, an edited collection on this important and central cultural paradigm does not yet exist. The aim of the present collection is to investigate the history, possibilities, differences, continuities, transformations, or advancements of other mothering, paying particular attention to liberating potentials of destabilizing patriarchal representations of motherhood and family structures.
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– Abstracts should be 250 words. Please include a CV.
– Deadline for abstracts: October 12, 2011.
– Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-18 pages) will be due on April 2, 2012 and must conform to MLA style format.
Please send submissions directly to: othermothers2011(at)gmail(dot)com.