Motherhood to Motherhoods

Ideologies of the “Feminine”


  • Nam Lee
  • Jan Osborn


The eleven essays in this special issue originated from the “Motherhood to mother-hoods: Ideologies of the ‘Feminine’” conference held at Chapman University in Orange, California, on April 28-30, 2023. Against the background of intense discussions on women’s reproductive rights in the United States (US), the conference provided a fertile ground for reexamining motherhood as a concept extending beyond essentialist and biological determinations.




How to Cite

Lee, N., & Osborn, J. (2024). Motherhood to Motherhoods: Ideologies of the “Feminine”. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 14(2), 9. Retrieved from