The Chicana Motherwork Anthology
The volume is organized in four parts: (1) separation, migration, state violence, and detention; (2) Chicana/Latina/WOC mother-activists; (3) intergenerational mothering; and (4) loss, reproductive justice, and holistic pregnancy. Contributors offer a just framework for Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies to thrive within and outside of the academy. They describe a new interpretation of motherwork that addresses the layers of care work needed for collective resistance to structural oppression and inequality.
This anthology is a call to action for justice. Contributions are both theoretical and epistemological, and they offer an understanding of motherwork through Chicana and Women of Color experiences.
“This unique volume dismantles the idea of mothering and authentically and unapologetically uncovers Mother of Color experiences in academia. Its call for revolutionary change via ancestral knowledge, self-mothering, and vulnerability makes it unlike anything I have had access to as a Chicana mother and scholar.”—Reyna Anaya