Mothers, Motherhood, & Mothering in Popular Culture

Country: USA

City: Albuquerque

Abstr. due: 01.11.2018

Dates: 20.02.19 — 23.02.19

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: klacey@southwestpca.org

Organizers: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

In her introduction to 21st Century Motherhood: Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency, Andrea O’Reilly identifies three categories of inquiry for scholars engaged in motherhood studies: “motherhood as institution, motherhood as experience, and motherhood as identity or subjectivity” (2). The panel area chairpersons seek papers that study one or more of O’Reilly’s motherhood categories by exploring how popular culture representations of mothers complicate notions of societal ideals of motherhood, mothering performance, or mothering identity. We invite papers that consider motherhood depictions in popular media such as television, movies, magazines, advertising, art, government policy, child-rearing manuals, photography, online media, and literature. We particularly encourage papers that also take up issues of intersectionality and mothering including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, age, ability, citizenship, nationality, and social class.

Conference Web-Site: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/2313442/call-papers-mothers-motherhood-mothering-popular-culture