Mama, PhD Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life

ISBN-10: 0813543185

ISBN-13: 9780813543185

Edition: 2008

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Every year, American universities publish glowing reports stating their commitment to diversity, often showing statistics of female hires as proof of success. Yet, academic life remains overwhelmingly a man's world and the presence of women, specifically those with children, in the ranks of tenured faculty has not increased in a generation. This anthology explores the continued inequality of the sexes in higher education and suggests changes that could make universities more family-friendly workplaces. Candid, provocative, and sometimes with a wry sense of humor, the essays speak to and offer support for any woman attempting to combine work and family. Book jacket.
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The Conversation
The Conversation
In Medias Res
Scholar, Negated
On Being Phyllis's Daughter: Thoughts on Academic Intimacy
Engineering Motherhood
The Wire Mother
Fitting In
Motherhood after Tenure: Confessions of a Late Bloomer
That Mommy Thing
First Day of School
Two Boards and a Passion: On Theater, Academia, and the Art of Failure
Living (!) A Life I Never Planned
Coming to Terms at Full Term
One Mama's Dispensable Myths and Indispensable Machines
That Mommy Thing
Failure to Progress: What Having a Baby Taught Me about Aristotle, Advanced Degrees, Developmental Delays, and Other Natural Disasters
Infinite Calculations
I Stand Here Teaching: Tillie Olsen and Maternity in the Classroom
The Facts, the Stories
I Am Not a Head on a Stick: On Being a Teacher and a Doctor and a Mommy
Lip Service
Body Double
Recovering Academic
The Long and Winding Road
The Bags I Carried
One of the Boys
Free to Be ... Mom and Me: Finding My Complicated Truth as an Academic Daughter
Nontraditional Academics: At Home with Children and a PhD
A Great Place to Have a Baby
Recovering Academic
The Orange Kangaroo
Ideal Mama, Ideal Worker: Negotiating Guilt and Shame in Academe
In Theory/In Practice: On Choosing Children and the Academy
Motherhood Is Easy; Graduate School Is Hard
Momifesto: Affirmations for the Academic Mother
In Dreams Begin Possibilities-Or, Anybody Have Time for a Change?
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