Gender Studies  

Mothers in Academia (Paperback)

Mari Castaneda

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Featuring forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, Mothers in Academia intimately portrays the experiences of women at various stages of motherhood while theoretically and empirically considering the conditions of working motherhood as academic life has become more laborious. As higher learning institutions have moved toward more corporate-based models of teaching, immense structural and cultural changes have transformed women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. Hoping to push reform as well as build recognition and a sense of community, this collection offers several potential solutions for integrating female scholars more wholly into academic life. Essays also reveal the often stark differences between women's encounters with the academy and the disparities among various ranks of women working in academia. Contributors-including many women of color-call attention to tokenism, scarce valuable networks, and the persistent burden to prove academic credentials. They also explore gendered parenting within the contexts of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, and heterosexism.


Product Details

  • Product code: BCMVQ
  • ISBN: 9780231160056
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.8cm x 15.4cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Fri Jun 07 00:00:00 BST 2013
  • Book points: 26

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