Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Join us online for the launch of a ground-breaking new edited collection, Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives.

Australian Mothering defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian history as well as the pleasures and challenges of being a mother today. Editors Carla Pascoe Leahy and Petra Bueskens have carefully curated a collection that presents compelling research on past and present perspectives on maternity in Australia, which will be relevant to researchers, advocates and policy makers interested in the changing role of mothers in Australian society.

Contributors include Alison Bartlett, Deb Brennan, Judith E. Brown, Petra Bueskens, Monica Campo, Kay Cook, Lyn Craig, Patricia Grimshaw, Nicole Highet, Rebecca Jennings, Kate Johnston-Ataata, Cath Kevin, Marilyn Lake, Karen Lane, Alison Mackinnon, Anne Manne, Paula Michaels, Kris Natalier, Carla Pascoe Leahy, Kerreen Reiger, Julie Stephens, Elizabeth Sutton, Shurlee Swain, Theun Pieter van Tienoven.

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