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

Date : February 19-21, 2010

Date : Puerto Rico Convention Center 100 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico

February 19-21, 2010,
Puerto Rico Convention Center
100 Convention Boulevard,
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Please note: A personalized Web site for the Association of Research on Mothering (February 19, 2010 – February 21, 2010) has been created for our group. You can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from November 23, 2009 to February 21, 2010.

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If you have problems or questions, please email Brenda Santiago or 787.993.3621 and identify yourself as part of the Association for Research on Mothering group. Cut-off for reservations is January 15, 2010.

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New Extended Deadline January 5th!

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