Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Book on Mothering and Blogging

As I have happily noted on a number of past occasions, it excites me when people I know have success in publishing work of various sorts, and it gives me pleasure to draw people's attention to it. This one is particularly relevant to this space, given that it is a book about blogging.

It is a collection called Mothering and Blogging: The Radical Act of the MommyBlog and it is edited by May Friedman and Shana L. Calixte. Shana, a PhD candidate and lecturer in Women's Studies, lives in Sudbury, and I've been lucky enough to get to know her, her partner, and their son a little bit. The book will be published in May by Demeter Press. You can find out more about it and order it here.

The blurb about the book says,

This important, timely collection considers how critical mothering and writing about motherhood have, in the last few years, begun to engage with a new form of communication. All over the Internet, mommy bloggers are commenting on the radical act of being mothers and women within a world hostile to both of these identities. What are some of the questions posed by this new context for motherhood? What are the implications for sites of marginalization and diversity within the blogosphere?

Place your advanced order now, or encourage your local library to do so!

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