Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering Conference

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 13:00 to Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 21:30

This conference on Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering will examine the interface between mothers-motherhood-mothering and the economy, bringing together the fields of economy, law, sociology and political philosophy to address theoretical and politically urgent issues of mothering and the economy, such as: motherwork and valuation of motherwork in view of ongoing intensification of market economies and neoliberal developments; mothers as as providers and carers in an expanding transnational mothering economy; the economics of maternal bodywork, breastfeeding and reproductive technologies; gender justice and mothers' economic citizenship in view of recent developments within family law; and the envisioning and articulation of more human-centered economic systems and policies to enhance mothering/caregiving practices.

The conference features keynote addresses by Marilyn Waring, Martha Albertson Fineman, Andrea Doucet, Bonnie Fox and Patrizia Albanese as well as 100+ presenters and 40 panels over 3 exciting days including: Mothering and Social Services and Policy; Gender and Paid and Unpaid Work; Counting Motherhood; Mothering and Empowerment: Challenges And Possibilities; Economics of Mothering; Supporting And Empowering “High Risk” Mothers and much much more!

Full conference program, keynote tickets and registration information is available on our website: http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org

Oakham House, Ryerson University
63 Gould Street
M5B 1E9 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 29.4516" N, 79° 22' 40.3572" W
Ontario CA
Renée Knapp

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