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Troubling Motherhood: Maternality in Global Politics

Lucy B. Hall, Anna L. Weissman, and Laura J. Shepherd


In global politics, women’s bodies are policed, objectified, surveilled, and feared, with particular attention paid to both their met or unmet procreative potential. By illuminating and interrogating representations and narratives of maternity, this volume shows how practices of global politics shape and are shaped by the gendered norms and institutions that underpin motherhood. The guiding theoretical idea in this volume is that motherhood matters in global politics. However - as with so many political phenomena coded ‘female’ in the binary cognitive architectures of the West - the diverse wa ... More

Keywords: motherhood, politics, global politics, international relations, maternality, sex, gender, sexuality, mothering, mothers, family, parenting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190939182
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190939182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy B. Hall, editor
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

Anna L. Weissman, editor
Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, University of Florida

Laura J. Shepherd, editor
Associate Professor of International Relations, UNSW Sydney

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