Please join us in St. Petersburg, Fla for the “Mothering From The Margins” Conference at the new M.O.M. Art Annex location. SUBMIT NOW:
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First Annual I M.O.M. Conference in Florida
St. Petersburg, FL
10-11 February 2017
all social scientists, women’s, sexuality, and gender scholars, masculinity
studies scholars, motherhood and fatherhood scholars, artists, performers, and
those interested in caregiving and motherwork more generally for a creative and
critical dialogue around the concept of “mothering from the margins.”
Each individual and
family engages in care practices from a specific social location, made up of a
multitude of intersecting and co-constituting identities that are accompanied
by significant privileges and oppressions. For many, motherwork takes place
from the margins of society, where individuals and kin networks that do not
conform to dominant family structures find themselves. We aim to consider the
experiences of oppression, the possibilities for empowerment, and the impacts
on individuals, families, and children when people mother from the margins. Of
special interest are the following topics: LGBTQ+, queer, and alternative
kinship structures; teen and young adult parents; racial minority and
multiracial families; transnational caregiving and undocumented families;
motherwork from and within marginalized faith communities; adoptive, blended,
and multi-household families; caring for or as differently-abled or
neuro-atypical; single mothers; low-income mothers and families using public
assistance; conceiving and parenting after miscarriage or child death; and
negotiating in/fertility; as well as those who do not identify with
normative-retro-patriarchal versions of mothering and caregiving.
are some of the ways mothers can speak up, speak out, and perform with
We welcome submissions from
scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers,
journalists, mothers, and others who work or research in this area.
Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We also
encourage a variety of types of submissions including individual academic
papers from all disciplines, proposals for panels, creative.