[URBANTH-L]CFP: Mothering and Migration Conference (Puerto Rico)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 1 14:03:38 EDT 2009

CFP: Mothering and Migration Conference
Location: Puerto Rico
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2009 ****(TODAY!)*****


Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the University of Puerto 
Rico are hosting a conference on

Mothering and Migration:
(Trans)nationalisms, Globalization, and Displacement

February 18-20, 2010, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Click here to see the full CFP.

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 
encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from 
all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, 
storytelling, visual arts and other alternative formats.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):

Representations/images of mothers and migration and (trans)national issues; 
globalization of motherhood; empowering migrant mothers; reproduction and 
movement of mother workers; migrant and (trans)national mothers and 
capitalism; migrant and (trans)national mothers and activism; public policy 
and migrant and (trans)national mothers; legal responses to migrant and 
(trans)national mothers; transnational movement and (anti-) racism in 
parenting; LBGT migrant and (trans)national mothers and social justice 
issues; suffering and survival of migrant and (trans)national mothers; 
impact of globalization on mothering; creating and maintaining family 
relationships; mothering and immigration policies; resistance of migrant and 
(trans)national mothers against cultural oppression; migrant and 
(trans)national mothers and politicians; transnationalism and adoption; 
migrant and (trans)national mother movements; race and (anti-) racism within 
the migratory context; theories of mothers who migrate; globalization of 
reproductive technologies and reproduction; the effects of migration on 
mothering; communal support for migrant and (trans)national mothers; 
employment and migrant and (trans)national mothers; raising children and 
migrant and (trans)national mothers; migrant and (trans)national mothers and 
the loss of identity; migrant and (trans)national mothers who build 
communities and networks; climate change and migrant and (trans)national 
mothers; mothering and cultural globalization; migrant and (trans)national 
mothers and language; migrant and (trans)national mother activists; migrant 
and (trans)national mothers and loss; displaced mothers; mothers on the 
margins; pregnant migrant and (trans)national mothers and heath care; 
migrant and (trans)national mothers and economic inequality; migrant and 
(trans)national mothers and homelessness; migrant and (trans)national 
mothers and education; transnational motherhood; violence against migrant 
and (trans)national mothers; migrant and (trans)national mothers and mental 
health issues; migrant and (trans)national mothers and disabilities; 
mothering and class issues; caregiving and motherhood in global movements; 
transnational movements; online communities of migrant and (trans)national 
mothers; ideologies in migrant and transnational communities

If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, please send a 250 
word abstract and a 50 word bio by September 1, 2009 to: arm at yorku.ca

Association for Research on Mothering
726 Atkinson, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone: (416) 736-2100 x60366 FAX: (416) 736-5766 

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