Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity

Buller, Rachel Epp and Reeve, Charles and Hendrickson, Julia and Pérez, Irene and Klein, Jennie and Kinsella, Tina and Gordon, Lydia and Kashef, Niku and Berson, Amber and Driever, Juliana and Donoghue, Deirdre and et alii. Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity. Bradford, Ont.: Demeter Press, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"This edited collection examines conflicting assumptions, expectations, and perceptions of maternity in artistic, cultural, and institutional contexts. Over the past two decades, the maternal body has gained currency in popular culture and the contemporary art world, with many books and exhibitions foregrounding artists’ experiences and art historical explorations of maternity that previously were marginalized or dismissed. In too many instances, however, the maternal potential of female bodies—whether realized or not—still causes them to be stigmatized, censored, or otherwise treated as inappropriate: cultural expectations of maternity create one set of prejudices against women whose bodies or experiences do align with those same expectations, and another set of prejudices against those whose do not. Support for mothers in the paid workforce remains woefully inadequate, yet in many cultural contexts, social norms continue to ask what is “wrong” with women who do not have children. In these essays and conversations, artists and writers discuss how maternal expectations shape both creative work and designed environments, and highlight alternative ways of existing in relation to those expectations." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Buller, Rachel Epp (Editor); Reeve, Charles (Editor); Buller, Rachel Epp (Author); Reeve, Charles (Author); Hendrickson, Julia (Author); Pérez, Irene (Author); Klein, Jennie (Author); Kinsella, Tina (Author); Gordon, Lydia (Author); Kashef, Niku (Author); Berson, Amber (Author); Driever, Juliana (Author); Donoghue, Deirdre (Author); et alii
Dossier: 700 - FEMMES DANS LES ARTS - FÉMINISME / WOMEN IN THE ARTS - FEMINISM
Collation: 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781772582093
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Bradford, Ont.: Demeter Press
Artists: Amar, Ghislain; Dobkin, Jess; Kessel, Courtney; Schaer, Miriam; Balbanoff, Doreen; [et alii]
Keywords: MATERNITY; MOTHERHOOD; DESIGN; FEMALE BODY; CHILDHOOD; ART MILIEU; LABOUR; CARE; BODY POLITICS
Copyright Statement: Demeter Press
Notes:

Includes bibliographical references.
Includes biographical notes.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 16:38
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 16:38
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31548
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