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Home is where the school is : the logic of homeschooling and the emotional labor of mothering

Author: Jennifer Lois
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
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Home Is Where the School Is is the first comprehensive look into the lives of homeschooling mothers. Drawing on rich data collected through eight years of fieldwork and dozens of in-depth interviews, Jennifer Lois examines the intense effects of the emotional and temporal demands that homeschooling places on mothers' lives, raising profound questions about the expectations of modern motherhood and the limits of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lois
ISBN: 9780814752517 0814752519 9780814752524 0814752527 0814789439 9780814789438 0814759432 9780814759431
OCLC Number: 777627043
Description: x, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Homeschooling mothers --
pt. I. The emotional culture of good mothering : Coming to a decision: first- and second-choice homeschoolers ; Defending good-mother identities: the homeschooling stigma --
pt. II. The temporal-emotional conflict of good mothering : Adding the teacher role: domestic labor and burnout ; Losing me-time: the temporal emotion work of motherhood --
pt. III. Homeschooling motherhood over time : Looking back: the homeschooling journey ; Taking stock of the present: perceptions of success ; Looking forward: empty desks, empty nests ; Savoring motherhood.
Responsibility: Jennifer Lois.

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"[H]er book opens a wide window onto the lives of homeschooling mothers."-Rachel Tabachnick, "Intensive Mothering"

 
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