The Mother of Motherhood Studies

Around 1997, Dr. Andrea O’Reilly began writing, editing, publishing, and organizing around the study of mothering and brought it forward as a new academic discipline. The subject, as old as humans ourselves, evokes controversy in academia, including within Women’s Studies. Among the specific topics of today’s program are men’s mothering and radical motherhood movements. Dr. Andrea O’Reilly is a Professor of Women’s Studies at York University and is a founder of MIRCI, of Demeter Press, and of the feminist mothers group “Mother Outlaws.”

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. Contact: [email protected]

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