Journal takes on the economics of mothering

cover of the book "Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering"

The spring/summer 2012 issue of the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (JMI) – Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering – looks at everything from the discursive foundations of family allowance and universal child care to the value of human milk exchange.

cover of the book "Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering"JMI is a peer-reviewed, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded journal that is published bi-annually by the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. It’s directed by its founder, York women’s studies Professor Andrea O’Reilly, and is partnered with Demeter Press.

This issue includes 14 articles, seven book reviews and a poetry folio, featuring the work of Laurie Kruk.

The articles in the journal include: ‘Commodifying the Fetus’, ‘The Economics and Politics of Delayed Birth Timing’, ‘Mothers, Milk and Money: Maternal Corporeal Generosity, Social Psychological Trust, and Value in Human Milk Exchange’ and ‘From “Need” to “Risk”: The Neoliberal Construction of the “Bad” Mother’.

For more information, visit the Motherhood Initiative website.