CfP: Motherhood, Mobility, Migration (Event: 06/2018, Maynooth); DL: 15.01.2018

Maynooth University (Web)

Venue: Maynooth, Ireland
Time: 14-15 June 2018
Abstract Submission: 15 January 2018

  • Confirmed keynote: Irene Gedalof (London Metropolital University)

In alignment with growing international mobility, more and more women find themselves mothering in countries other than those in which they were born. According to the International Migration Report published by the United Nations, in 2015, the proportion of female migrants was 48% and they outnumbered men in Europe and North America. Furthermore, the average migrating woman is of a reproductive age (29) and comes from a country where female identity centres on motherhood (Hochschild). In the face of an evolving conceptualisation of motherhood, changing mothering practices and shifting patterns of global mobility, motherhood in the context of migration urgently needs to be redefined. Read more … (PDF)