Visual anthro: new film on mothering

A new short video is now online featuring UMBC anthropologist Bambi Chapin tackling the question of what makes a good mother.

Chapin is co-editor of the December issue of Ethos on “Mothering as Everyday Practice,” which explores not just what mothers say about parenting, but what they actually do and why. Chapin undertook this research while parenting her own child in the field, and she describes how others’ reactions to her mothering had unexpected effects on her fieldwork.

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