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CFP: Feminist Parenting: From Theory to Life Lived (including childfree!)


Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection, entitled
Feminist Parenting: From Theory to Life Lived
Editor: Lyndsay Kirkham
Deadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2014

The purpose of this collection is to explore the intersections, disconnects and collaboration between feminist theories, their perceived applications to parenting and the lived realities of feminist parenting. This book will explore a variety of feminist theories and how they relate to all aspects of parenting: from pregnancy and birth to breastfeeding and the decision to live childfree. We welcome submissions from researchers, students, activists, artists, mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, and community members; we encourage submissions of both scholarly chapters and creative works that explore a diverse definition of feminist parenting.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):

Exploration of feminist scholarship and perceived contributions to feminist parenting, realities of 'leaning in' as a parent, Networked Feminism's establishment of feminist parenting communities, lesbian parenting in a heteronormative landscape and how feminist parenting potentially reshapes this norm, activism as a feminist parent, feminist parenting as a father, feminist parenting with partner/contemporary scholarship on co-parenting, single/lone feminist parenting, IVF, infertility, historical analysis of feminist parenting models, analysis of feminist parenting models across cultures, realities of parenting as a member of the trans* community, exploration of feminist parenting with disabilities, representations of feminist parenting in media, feminist parenting your children when you were not raised by a feminist parent, multigenerational feminist parenting, feminist birth, feminism and breastfeeding, impacts and realities of self-care, realities of raising a contemporary feminist, parenting in the third-wave, raising a son as a feminist mother, raising a daughter as a feminist mother, feminist parenting and media influences on our children, feminist parenting and education of our children, feminist parenting role models, privilege and feminist parenting, impact of social media on feminist parenting, why female/male genital circumcision is a feminist parenting issue, feminist parenting and loss of children/pregnancy, regaining 'self, loss of 'self', lack of representation in society, interactions with larger feminist community as a mother, relationship between feminist parenting and attachment parenting, and living childfree.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts: Please send a 250-word description of the proposed paper, including a tentative title. Along with this, please include a 50-word biography, citizenship details and your full contact information.

Deadline for abstracts is March 15, 2014.

Full Manuscripts: Please ensure that the manuscript conforms to MLA style, and is 15-18 pages (double-spaced) in length. Final acceptance of the manuscript for inclusion in the collection rests upon the strength and fit of the completed full piece.

Deadline for full manuscripts is November 15, 2014.

To Submit: Please direct all submissions and inquiries to Lyndsay Kirkham:


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