The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art

Title

The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art

Editor

Elena Marchevska
Valerie Walkerdine

Contributor

Valerie Walkerdine
Elena Marchevska
Mary Kelly
Deirdre M. Donoghue
Tina Kinsella
Eleanor Bowen
Laura González
Aram Han Sifuentes
Emily Underwood-Lee
Lizzie Thynne
Jo Paul
Sally Sales
Lois Tonkin
Lulu Le Vay
Irina Aristarkhova

 

Publisher

City of Publication

London

Country of Publication

United Kingdom

Date of Publication

11 December 2019

ISBN 13

9780815381693

About

The Maternal in Creative Work examines the interrelation between art, creativity and maternal experience, inviting international artists, theorists and cultural workers to discuss their approaches to the central feminist question of the relation between maternity, generation and creativity.

This edited collection explores various modes and forms of art practice which look at mothers as subjects and as artists of the maternal experience, and how the creative practice is used to accept, negotiate, resist or challenge traditional conceptions of mothering. The book brings together some of the major projects of maternal art from the last two decades and opens up new ways of conceptualizing motherhood as a creative and communicative practice. Chapters include intergenerational discussion of art practices in the 20th and 21st centuries, representations of breastfeeding and infertility in creative projects, the notion of the ‘unfit mother’ and childlessness, together with the experiences of women and men that take on maternal identities through many forms of kinship and social mothering.

The Maternal in Creative Work will be essential reading for interdisciplinary students and scholars in cultural studies, gender studies and art theory and will have wider appeal to audiences interested in maternity, childcare, creativity and psychoanalysis.

 

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“The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art,” Artist Parent Index , accessed January 18, 2020, http://artistparentindex.com/items/show/463.

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