Published on 24th May 2021
Dr. Madaha has published a book chapter in a book titled, "Global Perspectives on Motherhood, Mothering and Masculinities edited by Tola Olu Pearce and Andrea Moraes"
"This book highlights diverse perspectives on motherhood, mothering, and masculinities; it fills a gap in the literature as it takes up different masculinities and their relationships to mothers and motherhood. The essays in this volume provide a fascinating look into the many ways that masculinities and motherhood intersect in different social, political, and national contexts."
- Lisa M. Anderson, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
The two phenomena highlighted in this edited volume ‘motherhood/mothering and masculinities’ are each recent areas of development in critical Feminist and Men’s Studies. In contributing to these areas of gender studies, this book draws attention to the fact that much can also be gained when we explore relationships between them, an idea that may not readily come to mind. While femininities and masculinities are co-constructed, motherhood and mothering bring additional perspectives to the study of femininity that affect the construction of masculinity in complex ways. The 12 chapters in this volume allow readers to ponder some of these complexities and may suggest other issues that require investigation. Spanning many continents, the essays have both a global and historical reach emphasising cultural differences and historical changes. Of import is the idea that mothers have agency and are active in constructions affecting their lives. They are able to bring motherhood out of the shadows as they strive to build, re-evaluate or alter their roles within families and communities. These have an impact on developments in masculinities. The book is divided into three parts and the chapters investigate a wide range of issues including cultural constructs, gender in parent/child, relationships, non-binary developments, the impact of war on mothering, decolonisation struggles, and much more.
Details of the book chapter can be accessed at the following link: