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Michelle Trim publishes book chapter

Michelle Trim published a chapter in the new anthology The 21st Century Motherhood Movement:
Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to Do It
. Her chapter is titled, "Articulating a Rhetoric of Agency for Pregnancy Through Intersectionality: The National Advocates for Pregnant Women."

Published by Demeter Press, a peer reviewed, scholarly press focusing primarily on issues related to motherhood and mothering, this collection is the first of its kind. It presents, analyzes, and critiques a variety of advocacy approaches and organizations that make up the 21st Century Motherhood Movement. 

Trim's chapter applies rhetorical analysis to the public relations, advocacy writings, and public education materials authored by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, a non-profit group based in the United States. 

Ultimately, Trim argues that the group's success is directly related to its intersectional approach to legal advocacy and activism on pregnancy issues; a tactic that can be lacking in more mainstream motherhood movements. 

Michelle Trim,
4/29/2011 1:49 PM