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The Chicana Motherwork Anthology: 

Porque sin madres no hay revolución​


University of Arizona Press

The Feminist Wire Book Series

Forthcoming March 2019


The Chicana M(other)work Anthology weaves together emerging scholarship and testimonios by and about self-identified Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies who center mothering as transformative labor through an intersectional lens. Contributors provide narratives that make feminized labor visible and that prioritizes collective action and holistic healing for mother-scholars of color, their children, and their communities within and outside academia.


The volume is organized in four parts: separation, migration, state violence, and detention; Chicana/Latina/WOC mother-activists; intergenerational mothering; and loss, reproductive justice, and holistic pregnancy. Contributors offer a just framework for Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars, activists, and allies to thrive within and outside of the academy. They describe a new interpretation of motherwork that addresses the layers of care work needed for collective resistance to structural oppression and inequality.


Corina Benavides López, Sandra Candel, Mara Chavez, Nora Alba Cisneros, Gabriela Corona Valencia, Victoria Isabel Durán, Shahla Fayazpour, Alma Itzé Flores, Grace Gámez, Andrea Garavito Martinez, Trina Greene Brown, Mónica J. Hernández Johnson, Cristina Herrera, LeighAnna Hidalgo, Hortencia Jiménez, Irene Lara, Katherine Lucía Maldonado, Larissa M. Mercado-López, Nereida Oliva, Rose Salseda, Ravijot Singh, Gabriela Spears-Rico, Verónica Vélez, and Gretel H. Vera-Rosas

Book Reviews (PDFs linked below)

Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies

Psychology of Women Quarterly

Good Reads

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