Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization


Price: $34.95

Page Count: 250

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN: 978-1-77258-132-4

Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization is an anthology that cogently and powerfully examines the diverse and complex experiences of motherhood and mothering from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The lucid analysis of how globalization influences the lives of mothers, especially in regard to cultural, political, historical, social, and economic factors, provides a compelling examination of the myriad of relationships between mothering and globalization. The collection also surveys multiple approaches to mothers, mothering, and globalization and contributes to a nascent dialogue through its interrogation of the impact of globalization on mothers and mothering practices through the lenses of feminist ideologies; literary criticism; and cultural, social, and economic analyses.

Dorsía Smith Silva is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She is the co-editor of the Caribbean without Borders: Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture (2008), Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Culture (2010), and Feminist and Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering (2013), and editor of Latina/Chicana Mothering (2011). She is the co-editor of Mothers and Daughters (2017) and Travellin’ Mama (2017).

Laila Malik is a Toronto-based writer, editor, researcher and mother of two. She produces publications for the Association for Women’s Rights in Development.

Abigail L. Palko is the Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia. Her book, Imagining Motherhood in Contemporary Irish and Caribbean Literature, is available from Palgrave Macmillan. She is the co-editor of Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding (2017).