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From Maternalism to Activist Mothering

@inproceedings{logsdonconradsen2011FromMT,
  title={From Maternalism to Activist Mothering},
  author={susan logsdon-conradsen},
  year={2011}
}
This paper examines mother activism throughout the three phases of the environmental movement beginning in the late nineteenth century to ascertain the motivations and evolution of maternal activism. After discussing three models of maternal activism (liberal feminism, maternalism, and feminist care theory) and the debate around maternalism as a framing of activism, two recent theories are utilized to ground this reading of mother activism. The first, matricentric feminism developed by Andrea O… 
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