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AMIRCI is a network of academics, writers, professionals, activists, policy makers, and educators, many of who are available for comment on social, political, economic, and cultural issues related to motherhood. The following is a list of some of the areas of expertise held by our members. 

  • New and emerging family forms
  • ‘Good mothering’ behaviour and ideology
  • ‘Bad mothering’ behaviour and ideology
  • Mother blame
  • Mother guilt
  • Discipline
  • Breastfeeding
  • Social stigma
  • Family- School relationships
  • Morality and children
  • Maternal health and rights
  • Maternal mental health and post-natal depression
  • Mothering children with disabilities
  • Health and welfare services for young families
  • Mother-infant connections
  • Migrant motherhood
  • Mothers and online communities
  • Motherhood Blogs
  • Care-work
  • Support services for mothers
  • Mothering and art
  • Histories of mothering
  • Maternal identitiy
  • The transition to motherhood
  • Mothering and social exclusion
  • Motherhood and liberal feminism
  • Gender roles
  • Early childhood research
  • Consent and refusal in maternity care
  • Rural and remote maternity care
  • Indigenous motherhood
  • Grandmothering
  • Mothering and social & political activism
  • Midwifery
  • Novels and short stories about motherhoood, pregnancy and birth
  • Animation, film, and mothering
  • Screen media production
  • Female representation in media
  • Women’s stories
  • Legal support services for feminist groups
  • Community arts as giving voice for mothers
  • Psychology of mothering
  • Motherhood and psychotherapy & psychoanalysis
  • The history of childcare
  • The history of infant feeding
  • Milk sharing, wet-nursing and human milk banks
  • Transition to parenthood within intercultural relationships
  • Influence of social position on parenting practices
  • Individualisation and social welfare policies
  • Parents and their social networks/communities