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A Reminder of Two Mothering CFP Deadlines Approaching!

1] Mother of Invention: How Our Mothers Influenced us as Feminist Academics and Activists [Full CFP]

Co-editors: Vanessa Reimer and Sarah Sahagian

Publication Date: 2014

This anthology will bring together essays from feminist activists and academics alike. The goal of this anthology is to act as an antidote to matrophobia and mother-blaming by bringing together a variety of feminist narratives about how our mothers, intentionally or not, have influenced and inspired our feminist work and identities. The purpose of this book is to show mothers as a productive force in their children’s development. While not exclusively a celebration, this anthology will affirm mother work's importance.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts: 250 Words. Please include a brief biography (50 words) (and include citizenship information)

Please send submissions to both Sarah.Sahagian@gmail.com and vreim018@yorku.ca
Subject Line: Mother of Invention Abstract

Deadline for Abstracts is September 15, 2011

2] Other Mothers/Other Mothering [Full CFP]

Editor: Angelita Reyes Publication Date: 2013

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. As interconnected and transnational cultures are in full swing into the 21st century, both men and women can perform and enable diverse and holistic roles of other mothering. How does other mothering transform the language implications of gender? How do we interrogate the roles of mothering for both women and men? This collection will explore the fluid, empowering and diversified roles of other mothering across cultures. Thus, of particular interest are submissions that interrogate other mothering from global perspectives, comparative ethnicities and historical contexts. The editor of this collection seeks article-length contributions in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences that may include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Submission guidelines:
Abstracts should be 250 words. Please also include a CV.
Deadline for abstracts: October 12, 2011

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