CALL FOR PAPERS: Indigenous Mothering, Family and Community

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Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled Indigenous Mothering, Family and
Community: International Perspectives
Editors: Dr. D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Dr. Kim Anderson
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 7, 2013
The voices of Indigenous women worldwide have long been silenced by
colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent
generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that
their positions of respect within their families and communities might be
reclaimed. As part of this process of reinvigorating our spirits we are
compiling a volume exploring the issues surrounding and impacting
Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts
internationally. We welcome submissions from Indigenous mothers, scholars,
students, activists, workers, artists, and any others interested in the
experiences and knowledges of Indigenous mothering, families and
communities in either historical or contemporary societies.
Topics can include (but are not limited to):
Explorations of the personal experience of becoming an Indigenous mother
(including Grandmothers, Other mothers, LGBTQ or Two-spirited mothers,
bi-racial or mixed race mothers, adoptive mothers, etc.); Indigenous
mothering and the law-the impacts of legislation and the justice system on
the experience of Indigenous mothers and families; conversations on
varying aspects of identity, ethnicity, and race as they inform the
experience of Indigenous mothers and families; the reconceptualization
and/or performance of gender roles as they relate to traditional or
contemporary Indigenous mothering practices and experiences; Indigenous
mothering and the land, activism, politics, academics, religion or
spirituality, mentoring, community mobilization, marginalization, poverty,
crime and incarceration, teen mothering, addictions and rehabilitation,
sex work; traditional mothering and parenting practices.
We welcome perspectives from Indigenous peoples worldwide. Cross-cultural,
historical and comparative work is encouraged.
 Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts: 300 words.
Please include a 50-word biography (if Indigenous, include
nation/affiliation)
Deadline for Abstracts is January 7, 2013
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Dr. Dawn
Harvardmharvard@sympatico.ca
or Dr. Kim Anderson, kanderson@wlu.ca
Demeter Press
140 Holland St. West, PO 13022
Bradford, ON L3Z 2Y5 Tel:             (905) 775-9089      
www.demeterpress.org / info@demeterpress.org

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled Indigenous Mothering, Family and Community: International Perspectives

Editors: Dr. D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Dr. Kim Anderson

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 7, 2013

The voices of Indigenous women worldwide have long been silenced by colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that their positions of respect within their families and communities might be reclaimed. As part of this process of reinvigorating our spirits we are compiling a volume exploring the issues surrounding and impacting Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts internationally. We welcome submissions from Indigenous mothers, scholars, students, activists, workers, artists, and any others interested in the experiences and knowledges of Indigenous mothering, families and communities in either historical or contemporary societies.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):

Explorations of the personal experience of becoming an Indigenous mother (including Grandmothers, Other mothers, LGBTQ or Two-spirited mothers, bi-racial or mixed race mothers, adoptive mothers, etc.); Indigenous mothering and the law-the impacts of legislation and the justice system on the experience of Indigenous mothers and families; conversations on varying aspects of identity, ethnicity, and race as they inform the experience of Indigenous mothers and families; the reconceptualization and/or performance of gender roles as they relate to traditional or contemporary Indigenous mothering practices and experiences; Indigenous mothering and the land, activism, politics, academics, religion or spirituality, mentoring, community mobilization, marginalization, poverty, crime and incarceration, teen mothering, addictions and rehabilitation, sex work; traditional mothering and parenting practices.

They welcome perspectives from Indigenous peoples worldwide. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts: 300 words.

Please include a 50-word biography (if Indigenous, include nation/affiliation)

Deadline for Abstracts is January 7, 2013

Please send submissions and inquiries directly to: Dr. Dawn Harvard mharvard@sympatico.ca or Dr. Kim Anderson, kanderson@wlu.ca

Demeter Press

140 Holland St. West, PO 13022

Bradford, ON L3Z 2Y5 Tel: (905) 775-9089      

www.demeterpress.org / info@demeterpress.org