Motherhood and the Race for Sustainability
Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices
Motherhood -- Political aspects, Social justice
In Mothering in East Asian Communities, Duncan and Wong seamlessly rupture a homogenous identity category, that of the tiger mom. The editors invoke the works of diverse contributors who critically challenge essentialized identity categories and racialized and sexualized experiences of women of color within the institution of motherhood and practices of mothering. Here, the edited volume grapples with globalization, transnationalism, and capitalism with an East Asian ethno racial cultural context. Duncan and Wong offer a personal and political analysis of motherhood that is socially and culturally constructed, shaped by race, class, culture, sexuality, and other social categories.
“Motherhood and the Race for Sustainability,” Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices. Eds. Patti Duncan and Gina Wong. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2014. 277-296.