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The Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) is the newly launched feminist scholarly and activist organization on mothering-motherhood, developed from the former Association for Research on Mothering at York University (1998-2010). The initiative houses the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (formerly The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering), Mother Outlaws, The International Mothers and Mothering Network (formerly IMN), Young Mothers and Empowerment Forum, The Motherhood Studies Forum and is partnered with Demeter Press.

The founder and director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement is Andrea O'Reilly, aoreilly@yorku.ca and the co-ordinator is Tracey Carlyle, info@motherhoodinitiative.org.

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What's New at MIRCI

Demeter Press

Criminalized Mothers

Performing Motherhood

Reconceiving Motherhood

Not Exactly As Planned

Indigenous Mothering

The Music of Leaving

East Asian Mothering

Queering Motherhood

Stay At Home Mothers

Mothering and Psychoanalysis

Texas Girl

Telling Truths

Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood Across Cultural Differences

Birth of the Uncool

On Huron's Shore

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

Disabled Mothers

Counting on Marilyn Waring

Borrowed Body

What We Hold In Our Hands

Milk Fever

Fresh Hell

Chasing Rainbows

Have Milk Will Travel

Motherhood Memoirs

Laboring Positions

Mother of Invention

Lowballer

Mothering Mennonite

Mothering and Literacies

Incarcerated Mothers

South Asian Mothering

What Do Mothers Need?

Stepmothering

Rupture

Mothers, Daughters and Untamed Dragons

My Mother Did Not Tell Stories

Adoption and Mothering

Noble Orphan

Moms Gone Mad

Mothering and Hip Hip Culture

Academic Motherhood

Mother-Talk

Anthropology of Mothering

Maze of Motherhood

Maternal Pedagogies

Latina/Chicana Mothering

21st Century Motherhood Movement

The M Word

Giving Breast Milk

Mothering Canada

Maternal Thinking

Mothering and Blogging

Daughters of Empire

Mother Knows Best

Captive Bodies

Mothering in the Third Wave

White Ink

Rocking the Cradle

Until Our Hearts

Maternal Theory

Mother Matters


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All journals published by JARM and JMI from 1999 to 2012 are now available open access!


Announcing the publication of

Criminalized Mothers

Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering
Co-editors: Joanne Minaker and Bryan Hogeveen

 

Performing Motherhood

Performing Motherhood Edited by Amber Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton and Terri Hawkes

Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood
Edited by Linda Rose Ennis


Reconceiving Motherhood

Patricia Hill Collins:
Reconceiving Motherhood
Edited by Kaila Adia Story

 

Not Exactly As Planned

Not Exactly As Planned
A Memoir of Adoption, Secrets and Abiding Love
by Linda Rosenbaum

 

Indigenous Mothering

Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Reconvery
Co-editors: Kim Anderson and D. Memee Lavell-Harvard

The Music of Leaving

The Music of Leaving
by Tricia McCallum

East Asian Mothering

East Asian Mothering: Politics and Practices Co-Editors: Patti Duncan and Gina Wong

Queering Motherhood

Queering Motherhood: Narrative and Theoretical Perspectives edited by Margaret F. Gibson

Stay At Home Mothers

Stay at Home Mothers:
An International Perspective
Co-editors: Elizabeth Reid Boyd and Gayle Letherby

 

Mothering and Psychoanalysis

Mothering and Psychoanalysis
edited by Petra Büskens

Texas Girl

Texas Girl
by Robin Silbergleid

Telling Truths

Telling Truths: Storying Motherhood
Edited by Sheena Wilson and Diana Davidson

Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood Across Cultural Differences

Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood Across Cultural Differences: A Reader
Edited by Andrea O’Reilly

Birth of the Uncool

Birth of the Uncool
Poems by Madeline Walker

On Huron's Shore

On Huron's Shore
by Marilyn Gear Pilling

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

Disabled Mothers

Disabled Mothers: Stories and Scholarship by and about Mothers With Disabilities Edited by Gloria Filax and Dena Taylor

Counting on Marilyn Waring

Counting on
Marilyn Waring
edited by
Margunn Bjørnholt
and Ailsa McKay



All journals published by JARM and JMI from 1999 to 2010 are now available open access!


Journal of the
Motherhood Initiative Issues:

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Issue 5.1 -
Mothers and History

 

Motherhood in a Global Context

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Issue 4.2 -
Motherhood in a Global Context

 

Mother Education

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Issue 4.1 -
Mothers, Education and Maternal Pedagogies

 

JMIV3No2

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Issue 3.2 -
Motherhood Activism, Advocacy, Agency

NOW AVAILABLE:

JMIV3No1
Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Issue 3.1 -
Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering

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MIRCI is selling all back issues of THE JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH ON MOTHERING for 50% OFF. Click here for more information!


CURRENT DEMETER PRESS CFPS:

Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization
Editors: Dorsía Smith Silva, Laila Malik, and Abigail Palko
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2015

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

Indigenous Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth
Editors: Dr. Jaime Cidro and Dr. Hannah Tait Neufeld
Deadline for Abstracts: April 6, 2015

The Music of Motherhood
Co-editors: Martha Joy Rose, Lynda Ross, and Jennifer Hartmann
Deadline for Abstracts:
April 30, 2015

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

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

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood Editors: Lee Baxter and Martha Satz
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

Feminist Parenting Editors: Dr. Lynn Comerford, Heather Jackson & Kandee Kosior Deadline for Abstracts: May 1, 2015

Growing up in LGBTQ2 families
Editors: Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook
Deadline for Abstracts: May 1, 2015

Mothers, Sex, and Sexuality
Editors: Michelle Walks and Joani Mortenson
Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

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

Mothers and Domestic Violence
Editors: Michele McIntosh, Tracy Royce, and Valerie R. Stackman
Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

Bad Mothers: Representations, Regulations and Resistance
Editors: Michelle Hughes Miller, Tamar Hager and Rebecca Bromwich
Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2015

Mothers Without Their Children
Editors: Charlotte Beyer and Andrea Robertson
Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2015

Mothering, Education, and Rape Culture: Changing the Programming
Editors: Geraldine Cannon Becker & Angel Dionne
Deadline for Abstracts: July 31, 2015

Mothering in Disasters/Mothering Disasters
Editors: Dr. Caroline McDonald-Harker & Dr. Joanne Minaker
Deadline for Abstracts: August 31, 2015

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

Feminist Perspectives on the Family Editors: Maria Jose Yax-­Fraser, Kirthi Jayakumar and Tola Pearce
Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2015



CURRENT JMI CFPS:

The journal issue 6.1 - COMMUNICATING MOTHERHOOD/MOTHERS COMMUNICATING
"HIGH CULTURE" TO POP CULTURE TO NEW SOCIAL MEDIA
will be published Spring/Summer 2015.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2014.
Click here for the CFP

The journal issue 6.2 - SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING MOTHERS IN THE ACADEME:
STRATEGIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND INDIVIDUAL AGENCY

will be published Fall/Winter 2015.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 1, 2015.
Click here for the CFP

The journal issue 7.1 - MOTHERS, MOTHERING, AND MOTHERHOOD IN LITERATURE
(Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Life Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Social Media)
will be published Spring/Summer 2016.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2015.
Click here for the CFP

 


Teaching Motherhood 2011
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Mother Outlaws Speakers Series

 


 

 

 

 

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative

Motherhood in a Global Context

Mothers, Education

JMI V3.2

JMIV3No1

Mothering and Migrations

JMI V2 N1

JMI V1 No2

Mothering, Violence, Militarism, War and Social Justice

Mothering and Poverty

Maternal Health and Well-Being

Mothers and Daughters

ARM Journal Volume 10.1

ARM Journal Volume 9.2

Young Mothers

Mothering and Feminism

Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering

Mothering Religion and Spirituality

Mothering and Work/Mothering as Work

Mothering, Law, Politics and Public Policy

Mothering in the Academy

Mothering, Popular Culture and the Arts

Mothering and Literature

Mothering, Sex and Sexuality

Mothering, Fathering and a Culture of Peace

Becoming a Mother

Mothering in the African Diaspora

Mothers and Sons

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Books will be shipped within ten days of receipt of order.
Please Note: Shipments to the US can take up to 2 weeks and overseas 4 to 6 weeks.

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