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Association for Research on Mothering

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

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) is the first international feminist organization devoted explicitly to the topic of mothering and motherhood. Its mandate is to provide a forum for the discussion and circulation of research on motherhood, and to establish a community of individuals and institutions working and researching in the area of mothering and motherhood. ARM was formed to promote, showcase, and make visible maternal scholarship and to accord legitimacy to this academic field. Most importantly, ARM exists to provide a community for like-minded scholars who research and work in the area of mothering and motherhood.

ARM was founded and officially launched in September 1998 by Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, at a second annual mothering conference also co-coordinated by Dr. O'Reilly and sponsored by the ...

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