How does feminism relate to motherhood, how has it changed over time, and what does the future of motherhood and feminism look like? These are just some of the questions Amber E. Kinser, PhD, tackles in Motherhood and Feminism.
The latest in the Seal Studies series, Motherhood and Feminism is an important title, examining the role of feminism within motherhood. The topic has garnered a lot of attention lately, as society shifts to adapt to new definitions of these roles. Kinser has made a career of speaking, teaching, and writing about motherhood and feminism—weaving her own experience as a mother together with the knowledge and critique she has garnered through her studies. She offers insight on the core questions of motherhood: what it means to be a good mother, the role of mothers in the family and in society, and how motherhood has been redefined throughout time. Kinser examines how the changing world of motherhood fits into feminist activism, and speculates on the future directions of these identities.
About the Author
Kinser's research interests include feminism and motherhood, family interaction, sex communication, and third wave feminism; she is editor of Mothering in the Third Wave. Her writing on feminism and mothering has appeared in the Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering, Feminist Mothering, Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to the Experts, and the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Mothering and Being and Thinking as an Academic Mother. Her work on third wave feminism (National Women’s Studies Association Journal) has been widely cited.
Kinser has authored articles and chapters on gender issues at work, global feminism, and family sex communication; she also is a communication skills consultant. Her talks and workshops have focused on two areas: motherhood and gender & communication differences. Her next projects are to create webinars and write a momoir. She is the mother of a late-teen daughter and a pre-teen son.