Global in scope and including a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, literature, communication studies, sociology, women's and gender studies, history, and economics, this volume introduces the foundational topics and ideas in motherhood, delineates the diversity and complexity of mothering, and also stimulates dialogue among scholars and students approaching from divergent backgrounds and intellectual perspectives.
Interdisciplinary and intersectional in emphasis, the Routledge Companion to Motherhood brings together essays on current intellectual themes, issues, and debates, while also creating a foundation for future scholarship and study as the field of Motherhood Studies continues to develop globally. This Routledge Companion is the first extensive collection on the wide-ranging topics, themes, issues, and debates that ground the intellectual work being done on motherhood. Global in scope and including a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, literature, communication studies, sociology, women's and gender studies, history, and economics, this volume introduces the foundational topics and ideas in motherhood, delineates the diversity and complexity of mothering, and also stimulates dialogue among scholars and students approaching from divergent backgrounds and intellectual perspectives. This will become a foundational text for academics in Women's and Gender Studies and interdisciplinary researchers interested in this important, complex and rapidly growing topic. Scholars of psychology, sociology or public policy, and activists in both university and workplace settings interested in motherhood and mothering will find it an invaluable guide.
Table of Contents
Contents Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Andrea O'Reilly, and Melinda Vandenbeld Giles "Introduction" Section One: Maternal Theory Andrea O'Reilly Chapter 1: Maternal Theory: Patriarchal Motherhood and Empowered Mothering Fiona Green Chapter 2: Feminist Mothering Andrea O'Reilly Chapter 3: Matricentric Feminism: A Feminism for Mothers Section Two: Mothering Through Difference: Hearing the Voices of Marginalized Mothers Shelley M Park Chapter 4: Queering and Querying Motherhood Gloria Filax & Dena Taylor Chapter 5: Disabled Mothers Marva Lewis & Karen Craddock Chapter 6: Mothering While Black: Strengths and Vulnerabilities in a Sociopolitical Racial Context of Structural Inequality Brianna Turgeon &Kaitlyn Root Chapter 7: Welfare Mothers in the US Jennifer Brant Chapter 8: Indigenous Mothers: Birthing the Nation from Resistance to Revolution Emilie Lewis Chapter 9: Voluntarily Childless Women: A Look at Western Society and the Definition of Motherhood Section Three: Mothers, Mothering, Culture and Art Lynn O'Brien Hallstein Chapter 10: Mediated Celebrity Motherhood: Representing The Norms, Values, and Practices Promoted by and through Celebrity Moms Myrel Chernick & Jennie Klein Chapter 11: Feminist Art and Motherhood: An Overview Florence Pasche Guignard Chapter 12: Religions and Mothers Martha Joy Rose Chapter 13: Mothers and Music Elizabeth Podnieks Chapter 14: Matrifocal Voices in Literature Heather Hewett Chapter 15: Mothering Memoirs Section Four: Mothering and Health Patty Douglas & Estee Klar Chapter 16: Beyond Disordered Brains and Mother Blame: Critical Issues in Autism and Mothering Rebecca Hughes Chapter 17: No Fixed Address: Explicating the Everyday Health Challenges of Women Living in an Emergency Homeless Shelter Alicia Bonaparte Chapter 18: Midwifery in Historical and Contemporary Perspective: The Collusion of Race, Class, and Gender Sinead O'Malley Chapter 19: Mothers in Prison: Matricentric Feminist Criminology Caroline McDonald-Harker Chapter 20: Abused Women's Mothering Experiences: Making the Invisible Visible Section Five: Mothering, Families and Domestic Space Melinda Vandenbeld Giles Chapter 21: "From Home to House: Neoliberalism, Maternal Pedagogy and the De-domestication of the Private Sphere? Linda Ennis Chapter 22: Mothering or Parenting? Jennifer L. Johnson Chapter 23: Homing in on Domestic Space: The Boundaries and Potential of Home-making Dorsia Smith Silva Chapter 24: Configuring the Mother-Daughter Dyad Nicole L Willey Chapter 25: Mothers and Sons Section Six: Mothering and Work Catherine Bryan Chapter 26: Mothers and Work: Social Reproduction and the Labours of Motherhood Jennifer Borda Chapter 27: The Lasting Impacts of "The Opt Out Revolution": Disciplining Working Mothers Brooke Richardson Chapter 28: Shifting Gender Norms and Childcare in Canada Patrice Buzzanell Chapter 29: Poor and Working-Class Mothers Section Seven: Mothering, Economics and Globalization Melinda Vandenbeld Giles Chapter 30: Mothering, Neoliberalism and Globalization Margunn Bjornholt Chapter 31: Mothering and the Economy Gabrielle Oliveira Chapter 32: Transnational Mothering: Conceptualizing Ideas of Care Here and There Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin Chapter 33: Mothering, Urbanization and Africa Section Eight: Mothering, Governance and Politics Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich Chapter 34: Formal Governance of and by Mothers: Mothers, Public Policy, and Law Simone Bohn Chapter 35: Mothering and Politics Catherine Borshuk & Gordana Eljdupovic Chapter 36: The Criminalization and Incarceration of Mothers in Canada and the United States Michelle Hughes Miller Chapter 37: The Governance of Mothers Section Nine: Mothering and Activism Sara Hayden Chapter 38: The Politics of Motherhood: Maternal Appeals in the Public Sphere Reena Shadaan Chapter 39: Mothering and Activism Catalina de Onis Chapter 40: Reproductive Justice as Environmental Justice: Contexts, Coalitions, and Cautions Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz Chapter 41: Motherhood and the Struggle for Reproductive Justice