CFP: Mothering and Health (12/4/05; 5/4/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research on Mothering
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CALL FOR PAPERS: "Mothering and Health"

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) is pleased to announce
"Mothering and Health" to kick off International Women's Week in March
2006. The one-day symposium will be held:

Saturday, March 4, 2006
Queen's University*
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

There will be twelve (12) presentations in four panels. There will be
one Open Stream panel and three panels dividing the stages of women's
health: teen years; [young] adulthood; and the "wonder" [mature] years.
There will be time for discussion following the presentations in each

Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, the Director of ARM, will give the Keynote Address.
Dr. O'Reilly is an Associate Professor and the Co-ordinator of the
Bridging Program in the School of Women's Studies at York University in
Toronto, Ontario.

We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, writers, professionals
and others working and researching in this area.
Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged.
Multi-media presentations are also encouraged. Topics can include, but
are not limited to:

Growing Up Healthy: Raising Healthy Children and Teens
Embracing Our Sexuality
Teaching Our Daughters Well
Healthy Pregnancies and Motherhood
The Wise Healthy Woman
The Medicalization of Women
Menopause: One Cycle Ends, Another Begins
Healthy End of Life

Deadline for submissions is December 4, 2005

One MUST be a member of ARM prior to submission. For details on
membership, go to the Centre for Research on Mothering website, (ARM's

*This is the first time a conference from ARM has been presented at
Queen's University in Kingston. Details about the conference regarding
schedule, location, cost, travel, accommodations and meals will follow.
If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please submit a
250-word abstract and 50-word biography in the body of an
e-mail to:

Amee Barber
Queen's University

and to

Christine Peets
Captions Communications

No attachments please. Abstracts may also be faxed to:


The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) is the first
international feminist organization devoted specifically to the topic of
mothering-motherhood. ARM is an association for scholars, writers,
activists, professionals, agencies, policy makers, educators, parents,
and artists. Our mandate is to provide a forum for the discussion and
dissemination of feminist, academic, and community grassroots research,
theory, and praxis on mothering-motherhood. We are committed, in both
membership and research, to the inclusion of all mothers especially
First Nations, immigrant and refugee mothers, working-class mothers,
lesbian mothers, mothers with disabilities, mothers of colour, and
mothers from other marginalized communities.

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