“New Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)
Editors: Dr. Roksana Badruddoja, Dr. Maki Motapanyane
Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2015

Angels on Earth: Mothering in Religious and Spiritual Contexts Editor: Vanessa Reimer
Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2015

Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization
Editors: Dorsía Smith Silva, Laila Malik, and Abigail Palko
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2015

Mothers, Sex, and Sexuality
Editors: Michelle Walks and Joani Mortenson Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

Immigrant/Refugee Mothers
Editors: Helen Vallianatos and Anna Kuroczycka Schultes Deadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2015

Indigenous Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth Editors: Dr. Jaime Cidro and Dr. Hannah Tait Neufeld
Deadline for Abstracts: April 6, 2015

The Music of Motherhood Co-editors: Martha Joy Rose, Lynda Ross, and Jennifer Hartmann
Deadline for Abstracts:
April 30, 2015

Mothers and Sons Editors: Besi Brillian Muhonja and Wanda Thomas Bernard Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

Mothers and Daughters
Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong, Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

Feminist Parenting Editors: Dr. Lynn Comerford, Heather Jackson & Kandee Kosior Deadline for Abstracts: May 1, 2015

Growing up in LGBTQ2 families
Editors: Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook
Deadline for Abstracts: May 1, 2015

Taking the Village Online: Mothers, Motherhood, and Social Media Editors: Lorin Basden Arnold and Betty Ann Martin Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

Bad Mothers: Representations, Regulations and Resistance
Editors: Michelle Hughes Miller, Tamar Hager and Rebecca Bromwich
Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2015

Mothers Without Their Children
Editors: Charlotte Beyer and Andrea Robertson
Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2015

Maternal Ambivalence Editors: Dr. Tanya Cassidy, Dr. Susan Hogan & Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams Deadline for Abstracts: September 1, 2015






Anansesem: Telling Stories and Storytelling African Maternal Pedagogies by Adwoa Ntozake Onuora
February 2015


“This is what a feminist slut looks like”:
Perspectives on the SlutWalk movement
Edited by Alyssa Teekah, Erika Jane Scholtz,
May Friedman, Andrea O’Reilly

March 2015

Mothers Under Fire

Mothers Under Fire: Mothering in Conflict Areas
Edited by Tatjana Takseva and Arlene Sgoutas

April 2015

Natal Signs: Cultural Meanings of Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
Edited by Nadya Burton

April 2015

Mothers, Mothering and Sex Work
May 2015

Black Motherhoods

Black Motherhoods
edited by Karen T. Craddock
June 2015

Fall 2015

Cinema and the Mother

Cinema and the Mother
Motherhood in Contemporary World Cinemas
Dr. Asma Sayed, Ed.
Fall 2015

Caribbean Mother Text

Reading/Speaking/Writing the Mother Text: Essays on Caribbean Women's Writing
edited by Cristina Herrera and Paula Sanmartín
Fall 2015

Caribbean Mother Text

Mothering Multiples
edited by Kathy Mantas
December 2015










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Demeter Press: Feminist Publishing on Mothering, Reproduction, Sexuality and Family

Demeter is an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction on mothering, reproduction, sexualty and family. Demeter is partnered with the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. The press is named in honour of the Goddess Demeter, herstory’s most celebrated empowered and outraged mother.

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February 2015

Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering
Co-editors: Joanne Minaker and Bryan Hogeveen

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Patricia Hill Collins

December 2014

Performing Motherhood Edited by Amber Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton and Terri Hawkes

Now Available!

December 2014

Intensive Mothering:
The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood
Edited by Linda Rose Ennis

Now Available!

November 2014

Patricia Hill Collins: Reconceiving Motherhood Editor: Kaila Adia Story, PhD

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Now Available!


Neoliberalism Indigenous Mothering

October 2014

Not Exactly As Planned
A Memoir of Adoption, Secrets and Abiding Love

by Linda Rosenbaum

CBC Literary Prizes Fall 2014 Releases Review

Toronto Star Article - Dec 9, 2014

Now Available!

October 2014

Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery Edited by Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard and Kim Anderson

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Now Available!

September 2014

The Music of Leaving
by Tricia McCallum

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Now Available!


Stay at Home Mothers Stay at Home Mothers East Asian Mothering

July 2014

Stay at Home Mothers:
An International Perspective
Co-editors: Elizabeth Reid Boyd and Gayle Letherby

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Now Available!

August 2014

Queering Motherhood: Narrative and Theoretical Perspectives edited by Margaret F. Gibson

Now Available!

September 2014

East Asian Mothering: Politics and Practices Co-Editors: Patti Duncan and Gina Wong

Now Available!


Neoliberalism Texas Girl On Huron's Shore

July 2014

Mothering and Psychoanalysis
edited by Petra Büskens

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Now Available!

June 2014

Texas Girl
by Robin Silbergleid

Reviews & Interviews

Now Available!

May 2014

Telling Truths: Creative Nonfiction on Mothering and Motherhood Edited by Principle Editor Sheena Wilson
and Diana Davidson

Now Available!


Birth of the Uncool Birth of the Uncool On Huron's Shore

May 2014

Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood Across Cultural Differences: A Reader
Edited by Andrea O’Reilly

April 2014

Birth of the Uncool
Poems by Madeline Walker


April 2014

On Huron's Shore by Marilyn Gear Pilling


Neoliberalism Disabled Mothers Counting on Marilyn Waring

March 2014

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism
Edited by Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

March 2014

Disabled Mothers: Stories and Scholarship by and about Mothers With Disabilities Edited by Gloria Filax and Dena Taylor

September 2014

Counting on Marilyn Waring
Second Edition
edited by Margunn Bjørnholt and Ailsa McKay

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What We Hold In Our Hands Milk Fever Borrowed Body

October 2013

What We Hold In Our Hands
by Kim Aubrey

Flier and Reviews

October 2013

Milk Fever
by Lissa M. Cowan

November 2013

Borrowed Body
by Valerie Mason-John


Fresh Hell Chasing Rainbows Have Milk Will Travel

October 2013

Fresh Hell by Carellin Brooks

Flyer and Reviews

September 2013

Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices

Co-Editors: Fiona Green and May Friedman

Chasing Rainbows; Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices was featured in a recent Macleans article: Boys will be Girls: Inside the growing movement of families and experts embracing gender fluidity. By Cathy Gulli

New Article: Toronto Star Story on Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices

August 2013

Have Milk, Will Travel edited by
Rachel Epp Buller

Flyer and Reviews


Motherhood Memoirs Mother of Invention Laboring Positions

July 2013

Motherhood Memoirs Edited by Nicole Willey and Justine Dymond

Belchertown author sheds light on postpartum depression in a new book of essays
Daily Hampshire Gazette - December 29, 2013

June 2013

Mother of Invention
How Our Mothers Influenced us as Feminist Academics and Activists Co-editors: Vanessa Reimer
and Sarah Sahagian

June 2013

Laboring Positions: Black Women, Mothering and the Academy
edited by Sekile Nzinga-Johnson


Lowballer Mothering Mennonite Mothering and Literacies

June 2013

By Kim Goodliffe

May 2013

Mothering Mennonite edited by Rachel Epp Buller and Kerry Fast

Book Reviews

May 2013

Mothering and Literacies edited by Amanda Richey and Linda Evans



Incarcerated Mothers South Asian Mothering What Do Mothers Need?

March 2013

Incarcerated Mothers
edited by Gordana Eljdupovic and Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich

March 2013

South Asian Mothering: Negotiating Culture, Family and Selfhood edited by Jasjit K. Sangha and Tahira Gonsalves

South Asian Mothering Review

December 2012

What do Mothers Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century
edited by Andrea O'Reilly

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Stepmothering Rupture Mothers, Daughters and Untamed Dragons

November 2012

Stepmothering: A Spiritual Journey
by Jasjit K. Sangha

November 2012

by Clementine Morrigan


November 2012

Mothers, Daughters & Untamed Dragons by Aysan Sev'er


My Mother Did Not Tell Stories Adoption and Mothering Noble Orphan

October 2012

My Mother Did Not Tell Stories Poems by Laurie Kruk

Literary Mama Review

October 2012

Adoption and Mothering
edited by Frances Latchford

October 2012

Noble Orphan
Poems by Andrea Nicki

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Moms Gone Mad Mothering and Hip Hip Culture Academic Motherhood

October 2012

Moms Gone Mad: Motherhood and Madness: Oppression and Resistance

Edited by Gina Wong

September 2012

Mothering and Hip Hop Culture

Edited By
Maki Motapanyane

May 2012

Academic Motherhood in a
Post-Second Wave Context: Challenges, Strategies and Possibilities

edited by Lynn O’Brien Hallstein and Andrea O’Reilly


Mother-Talk Anthropology of Mothering Maze of Motherhood

April 2012

Conversations with Mothers
of Lesbian Daughters
and FTM Transgender Children
by Sarah F. Pearlman

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December 2011

of Mothering
edited by Michelle Walks and Naomi McPherson

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November 2011

Through the Maze of Motherhood:
Empowered Mothers Speak
by Erika Horwitz

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Latina/Chicana Mothering Maternal Pedagogies
The M Word

October 2011

Latina/Chicana Mothering

Edited by Dorsia Smith Silva

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September 2011

Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside of the Classroom

edited by Deborah Byrd and Fiona J. Green

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May 2011

The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art

Edited by Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein

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The 21st Century Motherhood Movement
Mothering Canada
Giving Breast Milk

May 2011

The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to do it

Edited by
Andrea O'Reilly

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and reviews.

May 2010

Edited by
Shawna Geissler,
Lynn Loutzenhiser,
Jocelyne Praud and
Leesa Streifler

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and reviews.

August 2010

Edited by
Rhonda Shaw
Alison Bartlett

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Maternal Thinking
Mothering and Blogging
Daughters of Empire

Fall 2009

Edited by Andrea O'Reilly

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May 2009

Edited by
May Friedman and Shana Calixte

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May 2009

Jane Satterfield

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Mother Knows Best
Captive Bodies
Mothering in the Third Wave

February 2009

Eds. Jessica Nathanson and Laura Camille Tuley

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October 2008

by Mary Ruth Marotte

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September 2008

Edited by Amber E. Kinser

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White Ink
Rocking The Cradle
Until Our Hearts Are On The Ground
Maternal Theory Essential Readings

October 2007

White Ink:
Poems on Mothers and Motherhood

Edited by Rishma Dunlop

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May 2006

Rocking the Cradle:
Thoughts on Motherhood,
Feminism and the
Possibility of Empowered

by Andrea O'Reilly

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view the flyer.

October 2006

Until Our Hearts Are On the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Opression, Resistance and Rebirth

Edited by Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeanette Corbiere Lavell

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view the flyer.

May 2007

Maternal Theory:
Essential Readings

Edited by Andrea O'Reilly

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Mother Matters


Mother Matters:
Motherhood as
Discourse and Practice Edited by
Andrea O'Reilly


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Other books:

Teaching Motherhood: A Collection of Post-Secondary
Courses on Mothering/Motherhood


Demeter Press

The Myth of Demeter and Persephone

Demeter was the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility who unleashed her power when her beloved daughter Persephone was abducted and taken to the underworld by the god Hades. Overcome with rage and grief, Demeter withheld the coming of Spring leaving the chief god Zeus, who was now faced with the plight of the earth’s barrenness, with no choice but to demand that Hades return Persephone to her mother. In her classic book Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich interprets the Demeter/Persephone story as a compelling representation of every daughter’s “longing for a mother whose love for her and whose power were so great as to undo rape and bring her back from death,” signifying “every mother’s longing for the power of Demeter and the efficacy of her anger.” In patriarchal culture, where there are so few examples of empowered mothering, in both life and literature, Demeter’s triumphant resistance serves as model for the possibility—and power—of feminist mothering.

We are the first book publisher focused specifically on the topic of motherhood/mothering and are a peer-reviewed scholarly press.. Demeter Press is currently accepting scholarly manuscripts for publication consideration for 2012/2013.

For more information, or to submit a manuscript, please contact:

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Demeter Press