The Juggling Mother:
A chat with Amanda Watson
Amanda D. Watson is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Her work has been published in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Studies in Social Justice, and Politique de l’image. For her most recent book ‘The Juggling Mother: Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety,’ Amanda did extensive research examining how mothers are represented in popular media as skillfully juggling paid and unpaid labour while smiling through obvious chaos – brought on by nuclear-family arrangements, social pressures to pursue best practices in parenting, and unsustainable economic and environmental futures. She teaches courses on the culture of capitalism, power and conflict in Canadian society, and the politics of family. Amanda lives in East Vancouver with her partner, kids and dogs.
Connect with Amanda:
Get Amanda’s book here, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order The Juggling Mother: Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety