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Book Launch: The Juggling Mother by Amanda Watson
November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On November 19th, we invite you to celebrate the launch of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘑𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳: 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘯𝘹𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 with author Amanda Watson. Moderated by May Friedman, this reading and discussion explores the idealized version of motherhood that perpetuates established inequities of race, gender, class, and ability. This event takes place online via Zoom.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘑𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 is not about work-life balance. It is about how the expectation to manage competing labour demands impossibly well is pinned to women’s desire for political visibility and social inclusion. This controversial study makes the case that unfair labour distributions are publicly celebrated, intentionally performed, and intimately felt.
Signed copies of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘑𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 can be purchased through Massy Books.
About the Author:
Amanda D. Watson is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Her work has been published in the 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦, and 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘥𝘦 𝘭’𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦. She teaches courses on the culture of capitalism, power and conflict in Canadian society, and the politics of family. Amanda lives here in East Vancouver with her partner, kids and dogs.
About the Moderator:
May Friedman blends social work, teaching, research, writing and parenting, often in the same five minute period. May’s research looks at unstable identities, including bodies that do not conform to traditional racial and national or aesthetic lines. Most recently much of May’s research has focused on intersectional approaches to fat studies considering the multiple and fluid experiences of both fat oppression and fat activism. May works at Ryerson University as a faculty member in the School of Social Work and in the Ryerson/York graduate program in Communication and Culture.
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Topic: Book Launch: The Juggling Mother
Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Vancouver
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