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Unreliable Matriarchs

Jackson, M; Leslie, E; (2017) Unreliable Matriarchs. Presented at: Feminist Emergency, Birkbeck.

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Abstract

Queer Milk This interdisciplinary panel traces the production, visualisation and psycho-sociopolitical meanings of the bodily fluid, milk. It investigates the intersections between the lactating body, technologies, and markets, in contemporary conditions in which women aredemanded on to be constantly productive in the new economy. Examining thevisualisation and meanings of milk that circulate in the wider economy alongside its flowas material substance – passing between mothers and infants, milk-sharing betweenwomen, between women and men, humans and animals, or human-machine assemblages – the panel additionally opens up the contradictory and ambivalent ways maternal sexual subjectivity, maternal labour and care are imagined, represented, queered, managed, and exploited. Panellists:  Jeffrey Baker (Birkbeck, University of London)  Amber Jacobs (Birkbeck, University of London)  Melanie Jackson (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL)  Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London)  Sharon Tugwell (Birkbeck, University of London) Chair: Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London)

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: Unreliable Matriarchs
Event: Feminist Emergency
Location: Birkbeck
Dates: 22 June 2017 - 24 June 2017
Publisher version: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/feminist-emer...
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > The Slade School of Fine Art
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1567478
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