(24-05-2008) Exploring Mothers: Discourses, Representations, Practices

A Conference Convened by

The Board of Women’s Studies UCC

with

The Association for Research on Mothering in Ireland (ARMI) in conjunction with

May 24, 2008

University College Cork

Exploring Mothers: Discourses, Representations and Practices of Mothering

May 24, 2008

University College Cork

 

 

9.30pm – 10.00 pm - Registration

 

Welcome 10.00 10.05

 

10.05-10.45          Tina Miller –Keynote: Exploring Mothers: Overlap and Diversity in Caring, Loving and Ambivalent Mothering Relationships

 

 

10.45-11.00 Coffee

 

 

11.00 – 1.00 pm Parallel Sessions:

 

1.         Supporting Mothering -  O’Rahilly Building Room 156

 

Ellen Brady, UCD

Exploring Mothers: Representations and Practices of Mothering

 

Andrew DugganUniversity of Huddersfield

Challenging Mother Blame: Narrative Conversations With Mothers

 

Adele Jones, University of Huddersfield

Letter to a Social Worker: Reflections on Adoption and Mothering – A Black Woman’s Perspective

 

Fionnuala O’Fiannachta

Supporting Mothering: A Personal Perspective

 

 2.         Constructing Mothers  -  O’Rahilly Building Room 132

 

Máire Leane, UCC

Understanding Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood in Contemporary    

Ireland:  the Potential of a Feminist Approach.

 

Noelia Igareda, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Motherhood as a Subject of Law  

 

Angela O’Connell, UCG

Investigating Ideals of Motherhood from a Lesbian Feminist Standpoint

 

The VOICE Group: Susi Geiger (UCD), Lisa O’Malley (UL), Andrea Prothero (UCD)

The Mother of Consumerism: Why We Feel Our Newborn Will Only Be Happy in a €1000 Buggyl

  

           

1pm – 2 pm  Lunch

 

 

2.00pm-4.00pm - Afternoon Session

 

 

3.         Mothering and Employment  - O’Rahilly Building Room 156

 

 Maria Quinlan, TCD

The Impact of Motherhood on Workforce Participation: Has So Called  ‘Choice Feminism’ Failed Mothers In The Workplace?

 

Patricia Lyne, UCC

Women What Are You Waiting For? An Exploratory Study of Why Women Had Their First Child After The Age of Thirty in Ireland Between 1996 and 2006

 

Clare O’Hagan, UL

Irish Feminism, ‘Working Mothers’ and Reflexive Moral Reasoning

 

Meabh Smith

To Work or Not to Work: Sin an Cheist!

 

 

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm COFFEE

  1. 4.                    Plenary  Session - O’Rahilly Building Room 156

 

 

Supported by Women’s Studies, and the College of Arts,

 Celtic Studies &  Social Sciences, UCC

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