'Mothering and Work in Italy in the Twenty-First Century' Published

Friday 9 September 2016

‘Mothering and Work in Italy in the Twenty-First Century: Culture and Society’, edited by Adalgisa Giorgio, has been published as a special issue of the Journal of Romance Studies (15.3, 2016).

The concept for this interdisciplinary collection began life at the second workshop of the AHRC-funded 'Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature' Network on 'Mothering and Work: Employment Trends and Rights', held on 26 October 2012 and hosted by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London.

While mothering is work in itself, this collection focuses on mothering and paid work. It explores the interface of social, economic and political forces that affect women-as-mothers’ access to the labour market, especially in times of austerity and precarity. With its focus on the Italian case, and by bringing into dialogue literature, literary studies and social science research, the dossier aims to advance understanding of the situation of working mothers in contemporary society.

Contributors: Sonia Bertolini, Carmen Covito, Adalgisa Giorgio, Monica Jansen, Rosy Musumeci, Manuela Naldini, Gill Rye, Paola Maria Torrioni.

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