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The Juggling Mother Book Launch (Online)

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

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.

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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November 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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