MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD, AND MOTHERING IN POPULAR CULTURE. Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
contact email: 
acohenmiller@journaldialogue.org

Proposals are now being accepted for the newly established section area, MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD, AND MOTHERING IN POPULAR CULTURE for the the 36th Annual Conference of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
February 11-14, 2015

CONFERENCE THEME
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

In this inaugural session, we are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering, as seen within popular culture, such as seen through:
• representations of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering including pregnancy, comparison to fathers,

• experiences of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering and variances by race/ethnicity, genders, class, age, etc.

• theories related to mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering,

• studies about/with mothers, and

• pedagogical applications of research/writing relating to the topic.

KEY TERMS
• Mother: the time period from when one becomes pregnant throughout childrearing years (Williams, 2005),

• Motherhood: refers to the sociocultural/historical construction—the social norm, sometimes referred to as the “institution” of motherhood,

• Mothering: the experiences and beliefs of being a mother (See O’Reilly, 2004; Rich, 1995, 1976 for discussion on the distinction between motherhood and mothering).

* Papers incorporating intersectionalities of gender/sex, race/ethnicity, age, ability and/or class are particularly encouraged. Papers from graduate students are welcomed!

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
• Submit proposals of up to 300-400 words to http://conference2015.southwestpca.org/

• Individual Presentation: Each presentation will last approximately 15 minutes

• Panel: If you want to propose a panel with multiple papers, please put each person’s individual paper abstract on a separate proposal form in the database. Each abstract should also contain information such as panel title, panel chair, etc.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 1, 2014

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