The Resource Mothers in academia, (ebook)

Mothers in academia, (ebook)

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Mothers in academia
Title
Mothers in academia
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Language
eng
Summary
While more mothers are increasingly occupying institutions of higher learning, they still struggle to make headway in a world that privileges a commitment to countless hours of scholarly research and study. Despite some advances in institutional policy, these women continue to feel isolated and the need to strive for respect. Featuring forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, this volume 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 move toward more corporate-based models of teaching, the immense structural and cultural changes are transforming women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. Gendered parenting is also explored within the contexts of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, and heterosexism. These essays reveal often stark differences between women's encounters with the academy and the disparities among various ranks of women working in academia. Contributors--many including women of color--call attention to tokenism, a scarcity of valuable networks, and a persistent burden to prove academic credentials. Hoping to push reform as well as build recognition and a sense of community, this collection offers a number of potential solutions for integrating female scholars more wholly into academic life
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
378.0082
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1965-
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  • Castaäneda, Mari
  • Isgro, Kirsten Lynn
  • hoopla digital
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  • Women in higher education
  • Working mothers
  • Work and family
  • Work-life balance
Target audience
adult
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Mothers in academia, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231534581
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862203
Specific material designation
remote
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11862203
System control number
MWT11862203
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mothers in academia, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231534581
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862203
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862203
System control number
MWT11862203
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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