Maki Motapanyane, PhD



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Mount Royal University Knowledge Mobilization Award 2019

Posted by Maki Motapanyane on April 4, 2019 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (1)

March 28, 2019. Mount Royal University Knowledge Mobilization Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and scholarship. Presented by Dr. Michael Quinn, Associate Vice-President, Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement, and Dr. Lesley Brown, Provost & Vice-President Academic.

Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, Politics, Practice and Representation

Posted by Maki Motapanyane on May 4, 2018 at 1:05 PM

"Motherhood is the unfinished business of feminism" - Andrea O'Reilly, founder and Director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) and Demeter Press.

MIRCI is an international consortium of motherhood scholars and activists, developed by Andrea O'Reilly from the former Association for Research on Mothering at York University (1998-2010). The initiative houses the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (JMI), Mother Outlaws, and is partnered with Demete...

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Motapanyane, M., ed. Motherhood and Lone/Single Parenting: A 21st Century Perspective. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2016.

Posted by Maki Motapanyane on March 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM

The 21st century sustains one significant commonality with the decades of the preceding century. The majority of individuals parenting on their own and heading one-parent families continue to be mothers. Even so, current trends in (economic, political, cultural) globalization, technological advancement, shifts in political, economic and social policy, contemporary demographic shifts, changing trends in the labor sector linked to global economics, and developments in legislative and judicial o...

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Motapanyane, M., ed. Mothering in Hip-Hop Culture: Representation and Experience. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012.

Posted by Maki Motapanyane on April 15, 2010 at 4:25 PM

An Overview of the Volume

Motherhood is an experience that is ever-present yet invisible in the global music genre of Hip-Hop. This aspect of women's experience has garnered little attention from journalists, writers and scholars of Hip-Hop culture. Nor do we have any understanding of how mothers who remain Hip-Hop culture enthusiasts negotiate their relationship to the culture of Hip-Hop and its music with their children. Furthermore, what are the discursive spaces t...

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