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16 March 2017

Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers


Proposals are sought from scholars across all disciplines for the fourth edition of Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Routledge, 2019). Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago (rebecca@uic.edu), the book will examine the consequences, implications, or opportunities associated with issues of diversity (socially constructed differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) in media. The fourth edition should be at least as wide-ranging in scope as prior editions. Most accepted pieces will present original scholarship.

There are three main sections: content, audience, and production.  Content focuses most closely on texts created by media  organizations. Audience includes media usage, effects of media, audience  interpretations of media content, and studies of user-generated content. Production includes studies of media organizations and the creation of content, as well as media activism, access, policy,  and regulation.   The book is designed primarily for undergraduates, although it has been used in graduate courses and in high schools. Final manuscripts will be about 4000 words, including pedagogical activities, and must be written in an accessible fashion. Contributors who meet the deadline will receive $100 payment upon publication. More details are available online , or email rebecca@uic.eduFor more information and to submit proposals, visit  http://go.uic.edu/rgcm .

The priority deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017; decisions will be announced by July 1, 2017. Completed readings are due January 5, 2018, with editing and revision through May 2018. Additional copyediting should take place in fall, 2018.

31 January 2015

Calls for Papers from Demeter Press (Indigenous Pregnancy, Mothers, Daughters, Social Media, Sons, Ambivalence, Immigrants)

There are a bunch of CFPs from Demeter Press, so I am posting just a summary of the calls with links back to the Demeter Press site with the full details. Warning, all links are PDFs. Good luck!

Indigenous Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth [PDF]
Editors: Dr. Jaime Cidro and Dr. Hannah Tait Neufeld
Deadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2015

In North America Indigenous Peoples are diverse in the way they embrace their traditional institutions and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy and birth. Traditional midwifery, culture, customs, understandings and meanings surrounding pregnancy and birth are grounded in distinct epistemologies and worldviews that have sustained women and their families since time immemorial. Biomedical antenatal care practices in North America remain virtually unchanged from the original models developed in Europe in the early twentieth century. New technologies and diagnostic techniques have been added, yet standardized procedures are adhered to because of their association with lower mortality rates. Rates of maternal mortality are significantly lower in Canada than less affluent countries, however, inequalities exist. Indigenous women experience disproportionately high rates of high-risk pregnancies, associated with elevated rates of maternal mortality. First Nation and Inuit women are more likely to experience complicated labours and preterm births, with infant mortality rates almost 2 to 4 times higher than the general population. It is widely recognized that these circumstances are exacerbated by inadequate access to health and social services as a direct result of colonization, including structural barriers, restrictive and oppressive policies, and complex social determinants of health. Years of colonization have impacted the degree to which women have choice in the place and ways they deliver their babies, and who is included in their birthing experience. Culturally appropriate models of prenatal and birthing care are important components in Indigenous health sovereignty and self-determination.

Mothers and Daughters [PDF]
Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong,
Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

This anthology will explore the multifaceted connections between mothers and daughters. We welcome submissions that analyze new fields of inquiry in this area, examining discourses about mothers and daughters through academic writing, narrative essays, and creative work. We specifically encourage offerings that address the identity and experiences of mothers and daughters from within an interdisciplinary framework, which includes cultural, biological, socio-political, relational and historical perspectives. Therefore the uniqueness of this collection revolves around a fluidity in blending not just work from across academic disciplines, but also the forms in which this work is presented: academic inquiry and critique as well as creative and narrative explorations.

Taking the Village Online: Mothers, Motherhood, and Social Media [PDF]
Editors: Lorin Basden Arnold and Betty Ann Martin
Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

The rise of social media has changed how we understand and enact relationships across our lives, including motherhood. The meanings and practices of mothering have been significantly impacted by the availability of online mother groups (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as internet resources intended to 'enhance' and inform maternal experience and self-concept (ex. pinterest, YouTube). The village that now contributes to the mothering experience has grown exponentially, granting mothers access to interactional partners and knowledges never before available. This volume of works will explore the impact of social media forms on our cultural understandings of motherhood and the ways that we communicate about the experience and practice of mothering.

Mothers and Sons [PDF]
Editors: Besi Brillian Muhonja and
Wanda Thomas Bernard
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

Conceptual and empirical research and scholarship as well as creative works tend to primarily contemplate parental interactions and influence in same sex generational dyads: mother-daughter or father-son. This consideration of parenting assumes gendered parental legacy. This anthology, which engages the cross-sex parent child paring, invites submissions in the form of academic writing, narrative essays, book reviews and creative work from across the disciplines that explore the idea of 'mothers and sons' across cultures, polities, and temporal spaces as a cultural, biological, socio-political, psychological, relational and historical identity, relationship, experience, philosophy, and practice.

Maternal Ambivalence [PDF]
Editors: Dr. Tanya Cassidy, Dr. Susan Hogan & Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams
Deadline for Abstracts: September 1, 2015

This anthology will examine the diverse and complex experiences of maternal ambivalence from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Most simply, maternal ambivalence can be described as the simultaneous and contradictory emotional responses of mothers toward their children: love and hate, anger and tenderness, pity and cruelty, satisfaction and rage. Mothers often feel as though their own desires are directed against themselves when they are in opposition to their children's needs and wishes. When one's beloved child cries in despair at one's departure, one may both want and not want to leave. When the mother simultaneously desires intimacy and distance in relation to her child, when she feels the impulses to both harm and protect, to both abandon and nurture, this is when maternal ambivalence is at its perplexing height.

Immigrant/Refugee Mothers [PDF]
Editors: Helen Vallianatos and
Anna Kuroczycka Schultes
Deadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2015

The experiences of mothers who are immigrants or refugees vary across time and space. Immigrant scholars have long discussed potential factors that impact the immigrant experience, such as contexts of reception, racialization, economic marginalization, language use, and cultural identity, among others (Portes and Rumbaut, 2001; Telles and Ortiz 2008). In this edited volume, we wish to explore how and why immigrant/refugees mothers' experiences differ due to the challenges posed by the migration process, but also what commonalities underline immigrant/refugee mothers' lived experiences. How are the lives of immigrant mothers dependent on cultural, environmental and socio-economic circumstances? Papers may look at how mothers' perceptions of gender roles be influenced by migration and the host culture, what everyday mothering means to immigrant/refugee women, their families, and communities, and what challenges immigrant/refugee mothers face. We would also like papers that investigate how refugee mothers' issues may differ from immigrant mothers. The collection will focus on ethnographic (research based), theoretical and creative submissions.

15 March 2014

CFP: Interrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth

CALL FOR PAPERS
Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection, entitled
Interrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth 
Co-Editors: Emily R.M. Lind & Angie Deveau
Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2014
Deadline for Acceptances: July 1, 2014
Deadline for Completed Papers: November 15, 2014
Publication Date: Early 2016
Feminist theories of the body, reproduction, and the institution of motherhood typically focus on issues of rights, autonomy, and choice. These themes become increasingly complicated when applied to questions of reproductive loss. Interrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth seeks essays, poems, short stories, and artwork that imagine a feminist epistemology of loss.

Whereas biomedical and feminist literature treat abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth as differently conceptualized events, this collection explores the connections between these three categories.  How have feminist debates and activist strategies around reproductive choice invigorated the cultural conversation about miscarriage, and stillbirth? How can we imagine more nuanced engagements with the spectrum of experiences that are at stake when a pregnancy ends? And how can we effectively create a space where women and trans people are given the opportunities to "identify and 'own'" (Cosgrove 2004) the ways that loss makes meaning for those who grieve and/or celebrate the end of pregnancy?

Submissions from researchers, parents, healthcare experts, community workers, artists, and activists are welcome. Chapters from a wide range of disciplines and cultural perspectives, both theoretical/scholarly and creative (e.g., stories, narrative, creative non-fiction, poetry, image-based), are highly encouraged and will be considered.

Topics may also include (but are not limited to):

Epistemologies of loss; policy directions for reproductive health; queering pregnancy loss; 'planned' pregnancies and ideological constructions of 'time'; feminist models of grief/remorse; expectations/impositions of grief; limitations of 'pro-choice' rhetoric; decolonizing reproductive 'freedom'; third and fourth wave engagements with reproductive loss; narratives of silence/silencing; reinvigorating feminist praxis in the face of reproductive loss; reproductive loss, ambivalence, and the contradictory politics of choice; health care service delivery from a feminist perspective; gaps in public health care service delivery and assessment tools; discrimination in health care; reproductive loss and the social construction of 'unfit' bodies; reproductive loss in the digital age; maternal activism in relation to fertility and reproductive loss; feminist critiques and analyses of post abortion stress syndrome; sudden infant death syndrome; postpartum depression following reproductive loss; memorializing reproductive loss and bereavement; experiences of miscarriage, preterm labour resulting in loss, stillbirth, and early- and late-term abortions; the paid and unpaid work associated with reproductive loss; intersectional analyses/critiques of reproductive loss; reproductive loss and the potential for empowerment; surrogate loss; selective abortion and loss; reproductive loss and support or lack thereof; and infertility and involuntary childlessness.
Abstracts:
250-word description of the proposed paper, including a tentative title. Also, please include a 50-word biography noting citizenship, and your full contact information.
Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2014
 
Full Manuscripts:
MLA style, between 15-18 pages, double-spaced (3750-4500 words). Shorter stories/narrative works, image-based and/or creative submissions are also welcome (500-2500 words). 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: November 15, 2014

The book is to have 50% Canadian content, so Canadian contributors are especially encouraged to submit.
 
Publication date early 2016.

To Submit:
Please direct all submissions and inquiries to Emily R.M. Lind at
  DEMETER PRESS
140 Holland St. West, P.O. Box 13022 Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (tel) 905-775-5215
Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

03 January 2014

CFP: Mothering Multiples: (Re)exploring, (Re)presenting and Making Meaning of the Process of Becoming Pregnant, Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting Experiences with Multiples

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press

is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled

Mothering Multiples: (Re)exploring, (Re)presenting and Making Meaning of the Process of Becoming Pregnant, Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting Experiences with Multiples (working title only)

Editor: Dr. Kathy Mantas

Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2014

There has been an increase of twin babies and higher order multiple birth babies born in Canada and around the world in the past few decades. The wide use of fertility drugs and high-tech procedures are considered to be one of the major contributing factors to the increase in multiple births, but there are others as well. This edited collection seeks to (re)explore, (re)present, make meaning, and contribute to a body of literature that is, at the moment limited, on the process of becoming pregnant, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and becoming a parent from the perspective of multiples, and all the layers and complexities this entails. Submissions from researchers, mothers, fathers, adult children (twinless twins or higher order multiples), grandparents, healthcare experts, community workers, artists, and activists are welcome. Chapters from a wide range of disciplines and cultural perspectives, both theoretical/scholarly and creative (e.g., stories, narrative, creative non-fiction, poetry, image-based), are highly encouraged and will be considered.

Topics may also include (but are not limited to):
Mothering in families with multiples; increased maternal age and mothering in families with multiples; queer engagements with reproduction and mothering multiples; cross-cultural perspectives on reproduction, reproductive technologies and multiples; reproductive technologies, multiples and the relationship with religion;carrying multiples; (in)fertility; experiences with/in fertility clinics; fertility clinics and in/accessibility issues (geographical, financial, etc.); experiences with assisted reproductive technologies and multiples; the medicalization of becoming a mother, pregnancy and childbirth with multiples; experiences and relationships with experts in the assisted reproductive technologies field and/or with medical experts in high-risk pregnancy units in hospitals; how assisted reproductive technological procedures are negotiated within and impact upon the work (public) and home (private) space; perspectives from activists; de/constructing dis/embodied understandings of reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth; historical overview of assisted reproductive technologies with respect to multiples; genetic testing and risks involved; fetal reduction with multiples; the experience of egg and sperm donation; outcomes associated with scientific/technological interventions regarding the pregnancy and birth of multiples; complications (gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, anemia, gestational diabetes, premature rupture of membranes, and postpartum hemorrhage, reduced activity, withdrawal from employment, and prescribed bed rest - at home/hospital or both - during pregnancy, and emergency and planned Cesarean section, etc.); surviving traumatic birth experiences with multiples; preterm births; infant death(s); simultaneously dealing with birth(s) and death(s) of one, more or all multiples; loss, grief and memorialization; experiences in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); mothering multiples or singletons (twinless twins) in the NICU; mothering twinless twins; surrogate breast milk; pumping breast milk; breastfeeding multiples; nurturing/feeding multiples; care of twinless twins or multiples after life in the NICU; mothering multiples with special needs; academia and mothering multiples; mothering/mothers of multiples and identity (class, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, spirituality, culture, etc.); mother's of multiples and self-care; pre and post-natal care of mothers with multiples; adoption, surrogacy and multiples; stepmothering multiples.

Submission Guidelines:

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

Deadline for abstracts: April 30, 2014

Full Manuscripts: MLA style, between 15-18 pages, double-spaced. Shorter stories/narrative works, image-based and/or creative submissions are also welcome (500-2500 words). 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: December 15, 2014

To Submit: Please direct all submissions and inquiries to Kathy Mantas at kathym@nipissingu.ca

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

24 November 2013

Call for Abstracts: Roundtable on Latina Feminism

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

April 25-26, 2014, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

Abstract Deadline JANUARY 20, 2014

Invited Speakers: Edwina Barvosa, University of California, Santa Barbara
KarenMary Davalos, Loyola Marymount University

You are invited to participate in the 2014 meeting of the Roundtable on Latina Feminism, a forum for discussion of Latina feminist theory and practice. Suggested themes include but are not limited to the following:


*Latina Aesthetics
*Visual Representations of Latinas
*Latina Political Thought
*Latina Identity
*Latina Embodiment
*Latina Activism
*History of Latinas in the U.S.
*Mestizaje and Mulataje
*Latina Sexualities
*Queer Latinidad
*Latina Pedagogy
*Latina Ways of Knowing
*Latina Spirituality
*Immigration
*Coalitions across difference
*Works on individual Latina or Latin American feminist writers and theorists

Guidelines for Submission:

1. Abstracts should be approximately 1500 words and are due on JANUARY 20, 2014
2. Abstracts should be suitable for anonymous review. In a separate document, please include your name, affiliation, contact information, brief bio, and the title of your presentation.
3. Please submit all proposals electronically to Terry Bradley at latina.feminism.roundtable@gmail.com
Please write “LATINA FEMINISM ABSTRACT ” in the subject line.
4. For more information on past roundtables go to http://sites.jcu.edu/lfr/ or contact Mariana Ortega at mortega@jcu.edu

Please Note: Participants are expected to attend ALL sessions of the Roundtable

05 November 2013

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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: lyndsay.kirkham@gmail.com

03 November 2013

CFP: Mothering, Mothers and Sex Work


Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Mothering, Mothers and Sex Work
Co-Editors: Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich and
Monique Marie De Jong
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 1, 2014

In a transnational, intersectional framework, this book will discuss theorizations, lived experiences of and legal and governance frameworks affecting mothers and their children who are impacted by or involved with sex work.

This book will also examine how mothers affected by sex work are understood in popular discourse and discounted as good or "real" mothers in Western patriarchal societies. We encourage submissions that interrogate popular discourses about mothering, virtue and demonization, especially those focusing on resistance and agency by mothers.

We welcome submissions from researchers, students, activists, community workers, artists and writers and papers that explore meanings and experiences of mothering and sex work from all academic disciplines including but not limited to motherhood and women's studies, anthropology, history, literature, popular culture, law and sociology.

Submissions of specific interest will consider these themes across a wide range of maternal identities including racial, ethnic, regional, religious, spiritual, historical, national, social, cultural, political, and sexual.

Topics can also include (but are not limited to):

Explorations of theoretical connections between sexual agency and maternal agencies; mothers and mothering affected by historical sex work, including contexts in which sexual services were commodified historically, including the Ancient Greek Heterai, Italian courtesans and the Japanese Geisha; survival patterns of mothers affected by sex work; mothering, mothers, sex work and religions, spiritualities, mythologies and/or cosmologies; mothering and mothers after involvement with sex work; common interests between "outlaw" mothers and sex workers; legal regimes and their treatment of sex work; how sex work affects mothers; children's rights, sex work by adolescents, lived experiences of mothers in sex work; mothers of sex workers; gender identity, sexuality and mothers' involvement with sex work.

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 and your full contact information.  

Deadline for abstracts is March 1, 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 October 1, 2014. 

To Submit: Please direct all submissions and inquiries to Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich at isis00@gmail.com


Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

02 November 2013

CFP: Intimate Care: Doulas and the Birthing Body

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press
is seeking submission for an edited collection entitled
Intimate Care: Doulas and the Birthing Body (working title)
Co-Editors: Angela Casta?eda and Julie Searcy
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 1, 2014
Publication Date: 2015

The goal of this edited volume is to add to the literature on birth and mothering through the perspective of doulas. Our research seeks to focus on the body and the multiple ways it is materialized through intimate practices. By focusing on bodies and the knowledge they produce, we seek to illustrate the varied power dynamics surrounding doula work. We define doula work broadly to include birth, postpartum and full spectrum doulas. We want to highlight the voices of doulas and those they work with (care providers, mothers, partners) through creative stories, essays and critical scholarly work. We welcome a cross-cultural approach, which includes both stories and scholarly research that raises critical questions about the social and cultural meanings of attending to women and their partners during the transition to motherhood.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Intimate labor and care, mothering the mother, birth teams, the partner and the doula, mother's experiences with doulas, doulas in an institutional setting, hospital-based doula programs, volunteer doula programs, community based doulas, doula training and certification, doulas and commodified intimacy, doulas and professionalization, doulas and spirituality and ritual, doulas and care providers (nurses, doctors, and midwives), the politics of doulas as agents of social change, radical doulas, birth activism and doulas, embodied care and doulas, doulas and the birthing body, perceptions of natural childbirth and homebirth, full spectrum-doulas, doulas and reproductive justice, birth doulas of color, prison doulas, doula identities (race, class, ethnicity), doulas and social media, doulas and birth stories, doula collectives.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts: 300 words

Please include a 50-word biography (including citizenship information)

Deadline for Abstracts is March 1, 2014

Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Angela Casta?eda (acastaneda@depauw.edu)

Successful submissions of 3000 to 5000 words are due by September 1, 2014. Contributors are responsible for ensuring that their chapters conform to the Chicago Manual of style. Acceptance is contingent and will depend upon the strength and fit of the final piece.

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

12 September 2013

CFP: Birth and its Meanings: Representations of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection
Birth and its Meanings:
Representations of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting

Editors: Dr. Nadya Burton

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2014

Representations of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, loss and early parenting are simultaneously diverse (grounded in different social, religious and cultural contexts), and normative (they tend to reflect the status quo, and often romanticized notions of these profound life events). This collection will explore diverse cultural representations of childbirth and related events in an effort both to unpack and unsettle stereotypical representations, as well as to engage representations that challenge, transgress and resist cultural norms. Reflections on a wide range of cultural representations will be included (literature, poetry, film, television, reality tv, painting, sculpture, new media, photography and others). Creative works (narrative, images) will also be included in the book. A focus on the ways in which cultural representations can reflect and reinforce as well as resist and challenge relationships of power will be central to the analysis in this collection. The collection will address the ways in which race and ethnicity, age, dis/ability, sexuality and family formation, gender and class are taken up in representations of the childbearing year.

Topics can also include (but are not limited to):

Representations of queer pregnancy and birth in popular culture; trans men bearing children - beyond Thomas Beattie; representations of racialized mothers; representations of breastfeeding - beyond the romantic mother-infant bond; Aboriginal representations of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood; invisibility of pregnant folks with disabilities; what reality tv teaches young pregnant women about childbirth; birth poetry, Hallmark and beyond; images of non-traditional paths to parenting, adoption and surrogacy; non-European art.

We welcome papers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Both theoretical (written) and creative (narrative and image) submissions will be considered.

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts: 250 words, and a 50-word biographical statement
Abstract Deadline: January 15th, 2014
Please send submissions or inquires directly to:
Nadya Burton (nadya.burton@ryerson.ca)

Completed manuscripts of 15-18 pages will be due June 1st, 2014, and should conform to MLA guidelines.

Acceptance of abstracts is contingent on peer-review and dependent on the strength and fit of the final piece.

Demeter Press
140 Holland St. West, PO 13022
Bradford, ON L3Z 2Y5 Tel: (905) 775-9089
www.demeterpress.org / info@demeterpress.org

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

04 February 2013

CFP: Mothers Under Fire: Mothering in Conflict Areas

CALL FOR PAPERS  
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled  
Mothers Under Fire: Mothering in Conflict Areas  
Editors: Dr. Tatjana Tak!eva and Dr. Arlene Sgoutas  
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: July 31, 2013

With the increase of conflict areas worldwide, this collection will look at the experiences of women mothering in conflict areas. Recent examples from the Middle East, The Balkans, Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, Peru and other places around the globe affected by military and civil-ethnic conflict have shown that violence is often gendered and has a unique impact on women and mothers. The aim of this collection is to engage with the nature and meaning of motherhood and mothering during times of war and/or in zones experiencing the threat of war.

Topics can also include (but are not limited to):
Mothering in occupied lands, refugee camps, disaster zones, military conflict; mothers and sexual violence; children born of war time rape; humanitarian assistance; mothers and nationalism; relationships between mothers and daughters/sons in times of armed/conflict; giving birth during war or under the threat of war; mothers and militarization; mothers contesting gender norms and practices in conflict areas and/or during times of war; mothers and human rights/violations; mothers and the justice system; motherhood, mothering and forms of sexual or racial discrimination in conflict zones; mothers as peacemakers; mothers and child soldiers; mothering and the family in conflict areas; mothers and armed conflict on the screen; activist mothers; the role of social media and mothers in conflict zones; mothers and military/political resistance.

We welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts: 300 words. Please include a 50-word biography (if Indigenous, include nation/affiliation)  
Deadline for Abstracts is July 31, 2013  
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Dr. Tatjana Tak!eva, Tatjana.Takseva@SMU.ca or Dr. Arlene Sgoutas sgoutasg@msudenver.edu  

Completed manuscripts not exceeding 20 pages will be due early spring 2014, and should conform to MLA guidelines. Acceptance is contingent and will depend upon the strength and fit of the final piece.

DEMETER PRESS
140 Holland St. West, P.O. Box 13022 Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (tel) 905-775-5215

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

28 January 2013

CFP: "This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like": Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement

CALL FOR PAPERS
Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection 
"This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like":
Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement
Editors: Alyssa Teekah, Erika Jane Scholz,
May Friedman and Andrea O'Reilly
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: April 15, 2013!
PUBLICATION DATE: May 2014
We seek various and diverse feminist perspectives on Slutwalk as both experience and movement. In April 2011, a team of five people put together Slutwalk Toronto, a protest responding to slut shaming and victim blaming culture, exemplified by a recent event at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. In the name of campus "safety", Toronto Police Constable Michael Sanguinetti advised "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized". The sentiment of those in the over 3000 crowd that day were shared by folks around the globe - leading to over 200 Slutwalks internationally and the establishment of "Slutwalk" organizing groups.

This collection seeks to engender a critical engagement with the global phenomenon of the Slutwalk movement, considering both its strengths and limitations. We welcome submissions, which take up Slutwalk through a feminist lens (broadly defined) considering Slutwalk as a successful social movement, a site of tremendous controversy, and an ongoing discussion among and between waves of feminists across the life cycle and across the globe. While the collection seeks to unpack the discursive performance of Slutwalk, we also welcome experiential submissions that explore the experiences of people who attended Slutwalks. This collection aims to bring together scholars, activists, community members and other authors. Submissions may include scholarly writing, art, photography, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

Topics can also include (but are not limited to):
Tensions between second and third wave feminism; the impact of social media; protest, activism and social movements, identity politics; impact of and responses to Slutwalk; intersectional analyses of Slutwalk; bodies and embodiment; queer, critical race, critical disability and other engagements with Slutwalk; sex-positive feminism; performativity; role of Slutwalk in feminist history and feminist futures; Slutwalks held in non-Western contexts; and impact of the word "slut".
Submission Guidelines
Abstracts: 250 words. Please include a 50-word biography
Deadline for abstracts is April 15, 2013
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to:
Alyssa Teekah, Alyssa.teee@gmail.com
Erika Jane Scholz, erikajscholz@gmail.com
May Friedman, may.friedman@ryerson.ca
Andrea O'Reilly: aoreilly@yorku.ca

Completed manuscripts not exceeding 18 pages (4500 words) will be due October 31, 2013, and should conform to MLA guidelines. Acceptance is contingent and will depend upon the
strength and fit of the final piece.
Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

14 January 2013

CFP: Supporting and Empowering Mothers in the Academe (Conference)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
Supporting and Empowering Mothers in the Academe: 
Strategies for Institutional Change and Individual Agency
June 24-27, 2013, Toronto, Canada 

The conference, "Supporting and Empowering Mothers in the Academe: Strategies for Institutional Change and Individual Agency," will examine the subject of mothers in the academe from scholarly and activist perspectives by drawing on academic papers and interactive workshops. It will join scholars that specialize in academic motherhood research with individuals and agencies that support mothers in the academe.

According to recent studies of both academic women and mothers, gender discrimination in general, and that targeting academic mothers, is pervasive in academia. According to a recent Statistics Canada Report women comprise only 35.6 percent of all tenure track/tenured university faculty in Ontario. In 2009 at Canadian universities, only 30.9 percent of tenured positions were held by women, but 53.4 percent of non-tenured lecturers were women. The Canadian Association of University Teachers Almanac of Post-Secondary Education 2011/2012 reveals that only 21.8 percent of Full Professors in Canada are women and only 16.3 percent of Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs are held by women.

The conference will examine obstacles to and strategies for maternal empowerment in the academe within the context of institutional change and individual agency. The roles that race, class, sexuality, age, ability, religion and ethnicity play in reinforcing/constructing obstacles to the advancement of maternal empowerment and agency in academe, and the structural changes needed to remove them, will be explored. The conference will draw attention to the experiences of graduate student mothers; many of the papers and workshops will be presented by graduate students, and others are concerned with mentoring graduate students.

The main aim of the conference is to deliver models, strategies, and practices of maternal empowerment that are relevant and practical; the activists, service providers, and policy makers who advocate for mothers in academe must be able to utilize them. As reputable public institutions, universities must put family-friendly policies and attitudes into practice that uphold gender equality; this will allow women to balance their academic career paths with the stages of motherhood. Universities stand to tarnish their reputations and lose some of their most talented scholars if they do not.

The conference will generate valuable information on what is needed to support mothers throughout their academic careers, and uphold women's contribution to university culture.  

We invite submissions for papers as well as workshops from faculty, students, service providers, activists as well as members of faculty unions and associations.

If you are interested in being considered as a presenter for either a paper
and/or workshop, please send a 250 word abstract, a 50-word bio by March 1, 2013 to aoreilly@yorku.ca

** TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR THIS CONFERENCE, ONE MUST BE
A 2013 MEMBER of MIRCI: http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org

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

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

07 January 2013

CFP: Mothers and Work; Mothering as Work: Policy, Ideology, Experience, and Representation

CALL FOR PAPERS
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) 
Mothers and Work; Mothering as Work:
Policy, Ideology, Experience, and Representation
June 24-27,2013,Toronto,Canada

The conference, taking place at the same time as the Academic Motherhood and the Communicating Mothers Conference will explore the topic of mothers and work and mothering as work across a wide range of perspectives and themes.

Topics include but are not limited to:
Work/Life Balance; "The Mommy Wars"; "Opting Out"; Maternal Activism; Motherhood Movements; Mothers and Leisure; Representations of Working Mothers and Mothering as Work in Literature, Film, Art, and Social Media; Mothers and Education; Other Mothering/Co-Mothering; Mothering and Migration; Migrant Mothers; Transnational Mothering/Mothers; Carework; Motherwork and Feminism; Maternal Thinking; Maternal Practice; Breastfeeding/Pregnancy and the Workplace; Reproductive Labour; Social Reproduction; Families; Fathering; Becoming a Mother; Mothers in Various Workplaces (Law, Academe, Theatre, The Arts, Medicine, Government etc); Narratives of Mothers at Work/Mothering as Work, Motherhood Studies and Maternal Theory on Work and Mothering; Young Mothers and Work; Empowered Mothering, Feminist Theory/Activism on Mothers/Work; Matricentric Feminism; Marginalized Mothers/Marginalized Work; Domestic Labour; Childcare; Mothers and Unions; Public Policy and Mothers; Maternity Leave, Politics and/of Mother Work; At-Home Mothers; Mothers and the Labour Movement; Histories of Mothers and Work/Mothering as Work'; Mothers and Daughters/Mothers and Sons; Mothering and Neo-Liberalism; LGBTQ Mothers and Work/Mothering as Work; Maternal Health and Wellbeing; Mothers and Poverty; Motherhood and Globalization; Disabled Mothers and Work/The Work of Mothering a Disabled Child; and Mothers and Work and the Law.

We invite submissions for papers as well as workshops from scholars, researchers, students, service providers and activists.

If you are interested in being considered as a presenter for either a paper
and/or workshop, please send a 250 word abstract, a 50-word bio by March 1, 2013 to aoreilly@yorku.ca

** TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR THIS CONFERENCE, ONE MUST BE
A 2013 MEMBER of MIRCI: http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org

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


Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

02 January 2013

CFP: Seeking authors for chapters for "Mothering-Motherhood Across Differences in Maternal Subjectives/Experiences"

Demeter Press will be publishing an edited collection, A Reader, on Mothering-Motherhood Across Differences in Maternal Subjectives/Experiences. We have in place chapters on Latina Mothers, Aboriginal Mothers, Queer Mothers, Young Mothers and so forth. We are seeking chapters on the following mothers. Chapters will be approximately 25 pages in length and will explore theories on this particular group of mothers as well as the experiences of such mothers. The chapters will be due July 1, 2013. The  book will be published late 2013 or early 2014. If you are interested in writing a chapter on one of the following, please send a bio of your expertise on the topic by Jan 15, 2013 to Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, editor of the collection, aoreilly@yorku.ca. Information on Demeter Press available on our site www.demeterpress.org 

1) Older Mothers

2) Low Income/Poor Mothers

3) Single Mothers

4) Immigrant/Refuge/Migrant Mothers

5) Working Mothers

6) At-Home Mothers

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

05 November 2012

CFP: Interdisciplinary conference on motherhood in London, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline 1 December 2012) - PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY TO COLLEAGUES AND STUDENTS WORKING ON MOTHERHOOD IN
 ALL DISCIPLINES.

Motherhood in post-1968 European Women's Writing:
'Cross-cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues'

Thursday-Saturday 24-26 October 2013

Venue: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, U.K.

This conference is the culmination of the AHRC-funded Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature Network, and follows five thematic workshops held between May 2012 and June 2013. The main aim of the Network is to raise the profile of contemporary literature as a field of study of motherhood in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural forum, and to explore how insights from literary studies might contribute to studies of motherhood in other disciplines.

The conference aims to continue the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue of the workshops around representations and narratives of motherhood in women's writing from across Europe, and to open it up to a larger group of participants. It is expected that each panel will be interdisciplinary. Individual 20-minute papers, ready-made panels and round-table sessions may be proposed. An author-reading event will be held, and an exhibition will run alongside the conference.

Topic fields could include, but are not restricted to:

Changing Models of Motherhood; Motherhood and Death; Motherhood and Disability; Motherhood and the Economy; Motherhood and Europe; Motherhood and Exile; Motherhood and Fertility; Motherhood and the Law; Motherhood and Loss; Motherhood and the Media; Motherhood and Memory; Motherhood and Mental Health; Motherhood and Migration; Motherhood and Place; Motherhood and Religions; Motherhood and Sexuality; Motherhood and Technology; Motherhood and Violence; Motherhood and the Visual Arts; Motherhood and War; Motherhood and Work; Motherhood and Writing; Non-mothers; and Other-mothers

Round-table sessions may also be proposed on methodological issues relative to interdisciplinary dialogue, focusing on case studies relative to motherhood.

Proposals are welcomed from scholars of any European literatures and researchers of motherhood from any discipline (which could include anthropology, demography, education, history, law, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, psychology, social policy, sociology, visual arts, etc.). Proposals for contributions are also welcomed from practitioners (e.g. therapists, social and health workers), activists, community groups, policy-makers, charities, or reading groups.

There may a small amount of funding available to contribute to the attendance of scholars from European countries outside the UK. If you wish to be considered, please specify cheapest travel costs when submitting your proposal.

Please send your proposal for individual papers, panels, round-tables or other ideas for participation, in English, to Network Co-ordinator, Victoria Browne
(victoria.browne@sas.ac.uk) by the deadline of 1 December 2012. Please include a short bio-bibliography.

A publication drawn from the conference is planned.

For further information on the Network, http://www.igrs.sas.ac.uk/research-fellowships/ahrc-post-1968-motherhood-european-literature-network

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing, http://www.igrs.sas.ac.uk/centre-study-contemporary-womens-writing

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, http://www.igrs.sas.ac.uk/
 
Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

15 October 2012

CFP: Communicating Motherhood/Mothers Conference (Canada)

CALL FOR PAPERS
COMMUNICATING MOTHERHOOD/MOTHERS COMMUNICATING
"HIGH CULTURE" TO POP CULTURE TO NEW SOCIAL MEDIA
May 9-11 2013, Toronto, Ontario Canada

We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community workers,bloggers, mothers and others who research in this area. Cross-cultural and comparative work is encouraged. We are open to a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines and creative submissions including visual art, literature and performance art.

This conference will explore the nature, status, representation and experience of mothers and motherhood in various historical, cultural and literary contexts, and examine the many ways in which mothers have been and are affected by, viewed, and/or challenged contemporary cultural
norms and dominant ideologies and representations of their role.

Topics may include but are not restricted to:
Representations and depictions of mothers/mothering/motherhood in fiction, poetry, drama, art, music, film, advertising, TV, facebook, blogs, twitter; investigations into navigating cultural expressions of "good" and "bad" mother/ing; transmitting maternal knowledge(s), parenting skills, mothers/mothering and language, mothers and literacies, feminist motherlines; teaching/learning about mothering/motherhood through literature, popular culture, celebrity culture, new media; parenting/mothering in literature, art, popular culture, social media, the blogosphere; queer engagements with mothering/motherhood in literature, popular culture and social media; de/constructing embodied understandings of mothering, mother, motherhood; how communication technology permeates the work/home barrier, assists/ challenges relationships and attachment with adopted and biological children; the impact of literature/popular culture/social media on opinions regarding reproduction; mothers' relationship with "the experts"; expert discourses vs. grassroots communications; transmission of culture and ethnicity through various maternal modalities; mothering in the Information Age; communicating mothers/motherhood across the generations; crossing national borders and class divides through New Social Media; communication and other revolutions (or political organizing), new social media-linking or dividing moms?; low-income and young mothers' access to and use of New Social Media; cybermothering; mothers/motherhood and Communication Studies; mothers/mothering and education, learning and pedagogy.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: TBA

If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, please send a 250 word abstract and a 50-word bio by NOVEMBER 15, 2013 to info@motherhoodinitiative.org

** TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR THIS CONFERENCE, ONE MUST BE
A 2013 MEMBER of MIRCI:

Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) 140 Holland St. West,
PO Box 13022, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (905) 775-9089 http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

08 October 2012

CFP: Mothering, Education, Maternal Pedagogies and Motherhood Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
The editorial board is seeking submissions for Vol. 4.1 of the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (JMI) to be published in spring/summer 2013.
Mothering, Education, Maternal Pedagogies and Motherhood Studies

The journal will explore the topic of Mothering, Education, Maternal Pedagogies and Motherhood Studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, government agencies and workers, artists, mothers, and others who work or research in this area. Cross- cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We also welcome creative reflections such as poetry, short stories, and artwork on the subject.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):
Normative & disruptive discourses about motherhood and education; pedagogical othermothering & midwifery; mothering in the academy; teaching & learning from mothers at the margins (mothers of color, teen mothers, First Nation/aboriginal/Native American mothers, low-income mothers; adoptive mothers, queer and transgendered mothers...); maternal pedagogies; empowered mothering & teaching; mothering, education, & disability; education & infertility; men, mothering, & education; mothering & homeschooling; mothering, education, & activism; education & the public/private split; mothers' historical experiences of education; teaching one's actual or surrogate children; navigating cultural expressions of "good" and "bad" mother/ing; second/third shift responsibilities & education; transmitting maternal knowledges; motherhood & online teaching; problematizing the motherly teacher; literary/artistic/pop cultural representations of motherhood & education; teaching and/or learning parenting skills; educating public policy makers about mothering/motherhood; challenges to patriarchal and/or imperialist educational ideologies and practices; motherhood, education,& health; feminist motherlines & education; teaching/learning about mothering/motherhood through new media ; Is a distinct scholarly discipline of Motherhood Studies needed or necessary? What are the benefits and risks of creating a distinct discipline? How do we determine what is Motherhood Studies and what is not? Is such determined by the content and or perspective of the scholarship? Are there methodologies and or pedagogies distinct to Motherhood Studies; what are they? What topics have been well-researched? What areas require further study and research? What are the strengths of Canadian Motherhood Studies? What is the hertory of Motherhood Studies in Canada? Have some regions and universities been more prominent (and why)? What is the relationship of Motherhood Studies to Women's Studies, Childhood Studies, and Feminist Studies? Is Motherhood Studies feminist in its perspective and content? Does it have to be? How does Motherhood Studies relate to the burgeoning studies of fatherhood/parenthood? How do we study motherhood without falling prey to the scholarly limitations of 'identity politics' and essentialism? How do we best develop and disseminate Canadian motherhood studies?
 
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Articles should be 15-18 pages (3750 words) including references. All should be in MLA style, WordPerfect or Word and IBM compatible. Please see our style guide for complete details: http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org/journalsubmission.html
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2012! 
** TO SUBMIT WORK ONE MUST BE A MEMBER OF MIRCI

Please direct your submissions to:
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) 140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022 Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (905) 775-9089 http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org info@motherhoodinitiative.org


Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

10 September 2012

CFP: Indigenous Mothering

CALL FOR PAPERS
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
The 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):
Explorations 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.
 Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts: 300 words.
Please include a 50-word biography (if Indigenous, include nation/affiliation)
Deadline for Abstracts is January 7, 2013
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Dr. Dawn Harvard mharvard@sympatico.ca
or Dr. Kim Anderson, kanderson@wlu.ca 

Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

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