Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Indigenous Mothering, Family and
Community: International Perspectives
Editors: Dr. D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Dr. Kim Anderson
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 7, 2013
voices of Indigenous women worldwide have long been silenced by
colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent
generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that
their positions of respect within their families and communities might
be reclaimed. As part of this process of reinvigorating our spirits we
are compiling a volume exploring the issues surrounding and impacting
Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts
internationally. We welcome submissions from Indigenous mothers,
scholars, students, activists, workers, artists, and any others
interested in the experiences and knowledges of Indigenous mothering,
families and communities in either historical or contemporary societies.
Topics can include (but are not limited to):
of the personal experience of becoming an Indigenous mother (including
Grandmothers, Other mothers, LGBTQ or Two-spirited mothers, bi-racial or
mixed race mothers, adoptive mothers, etc.); Indigenous mothering and
the law-the impacts of legislation and the justice system
on the experience of Indigenous mothers and families; conversations on
varying aspects of identity, ethnicity, and race as they inform the
experience of Indigenous mothers and families; the reconceptualization
and/or performance of gender roles as they relate to traditional or
contemporary Indigenous mothering practices and experiences; Indigenous
mothering and the land, activism, politics, academics, religion or
spirituality, mentoring, community mobilization, marginalization,
poverty, crime and incarceration, teen mothering, addictions and
rehabilitation, sex work; traditional mothering and parenting practices.
We welcome perspectives from Indigenous peoples worldwide. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged.
Abstracts: 300 words.
Please include a 50-word biography (if Indigenous, include nation/affiliation)
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WOW...this is my first post during the Coronavirus pandemic! I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Thanks to the Chicago Children’s Theatre, the city’s largest professional theater devoted exclusively to children and families, for launching a new YouTube channel, CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre. To kick if off we are treated to Frederick. Here's hoping this helps with your little ones. Or is a comfort to everyone of all ages. Chicago Children’s Theatre’s all-new virtual puppet performance was created while all of the artists were sheltering in place, working with resources limited to what they had in their homes or on their laptops. Frederick is directed by CCT Co-Founder and Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell. Puppets and sets were designed, built and puppeteered in a home studio by Grace Needlman and Will Bishop, CCT’s Director of Production, the creative team behind CCT’s annual series of Beatrix Potter puppet show