Troubling motherhood: maternality in global politics (2020)
in: Oxford studies in gender and international relations
By considering representations and narratives of maternity, this volume shows how practices of global politics shape and are shaped by the gendered norms and institutions that underpin motherhood. The chapters in this text consider the meaning of motherhood, particularly during times of war versus peace; the connections between motherhood and nationhood (and reproduction of the state); and care work and maternal labor, particularly as performed by transnational workers. Ultimately, this work demonstrates the complex interconnections between the individual, the state, and the global through the lens of maternality.