On the Maternal gathers new insights from maternal thinkers, researchers and artists. This issue addresses maternal aesthetics, ethics, politics, labour and care, as well as questions of national identity, queer mothering, reproductive rights, maternal activism, co-operation within the maternal, questions of national identity, colonialism and gender identity. Transnational in scope, with contributions covering work from Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, UK, USA, Russia and the former Yugoslav Republic this issue charts the multifaceted work of maternal performance as well as corresponding theoretical approaches across the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, maternal studies, feminist and political theory. On the Maternal offers a space for a different kind of (m)other relations where we reflect and enact our relationality with others. The issue opens up new ways of thinking, seeing and feeling the maternal in and through performance practices, exploring alliances between the maternal and (feminist) performance.
Lena Simic, Emily Underwood-Lee
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YouTube Birth and the Primal Scene
The Nightdress I Wore to Give Birth In : Performative materialities and maternal intersubjectivities
Borne from Difference – Carriance in Co-Respond-Dance : Blind walking, carrying-caring and the matrixial
Maternal Ruptures/Raptures : Leakages of the Real
Ildikó Rippel, Rosie Garton
‘Making up mothers’ : Georgina Starr’s channelling of the maternal
Disturbing Hospitality with The Young Family
Have You Photographed My Uterus?
Not Just ‘A Life Within the Home’ : Maternal labour, art work and performance action in the Irish intimate public sphere
Performing Queer Mamí on Social Media : Gender-fluid parenting as a practice of decolonisation
Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón
Quotidian Chinese : A collaborative performance of labour and loss in the Canadian Chinese diaspora