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Demeter Press

  • By: Fiona Joy Green
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Demeter Press was launched in 2004 in Toronto, Canada, by founder Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, and is the first-ever academic and feminist press to specifically focus on the topic of mothering and motherhood. The press is named in honor of the goddess Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility who unleashed her power when her beloved daughter Persephone was abducted and taken to the underworld by the god Hades. As history's most celebrated, empowered, and outraged mother, whose love and power were so great they undid rape and brought her child back from death, Demeter's triumphant resistance serves as model for the possibility—and power—of feminist mothering.

As a division of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM), housed at York University in Toronto, Canada, Demeter Press ...

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