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Mama, PhD : women write about motherhood and academic life

Author: Elrena Evans; Caroline Grant
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mama, PhD.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elrena Evans; Caroline Grant
ISBN: 9780813543178 0813543177 9780813543185 0813543185
OCLC Number: 172521639
Description: xxv, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The conversation. The conversation / Jamie Warner --
In medias res / Sonya Huber --
Scholar, negated / Jessica Smartt Gullion --
Student/body / Sheila Squillante --
On being Phyllis's daughter : thoughts on academic intimacy / Laura Levitt --
Engineering motherhood / Jennifer Eyre White --
The wire mother / Susan O'Doherty --
Fitting in / Elrena Evans --
Motherhood after tenure : confessions of a late bloomer / Aeron Haynie --
pt. II. The mommy thing. First day of school / Amy Hudock --
Boards and a passion : on theatre, academia, and the art of failure / Anjalee Deshpande Nadkarni --
Living (!) a life I never planned / Rosemarie Emanuele --
Coming to terms at full term / Natalie Kertes Weaver --
One mamá's dispensable myths and indispensable machines / Angelica Duran --
That mommy thing / Alissa McElreath --
Failure to progress : what having a baby taught me about Aristotle, advanced degrees, developmental delays, and other natural disasters / Irena Auerbuch Smith --
Infinite calculations / Della Fenster --
I stand here teaching : Tillie Olsen and maternity in the classroom / Julia Lisella --
The facts, the stories / Leah Bradshaw --
I am not a head on a stick : on being a teacher and a doctor and a mommy / Elisabeth Rose Gruner --
Lip service / Jennifer Cognard-Black --
Body double / Leslie Leyland Fields. pt. III. Recovering academic. The long and winding road / Jean Kazez --
The bags I carried / Caroline Grant --
Of the boys / Martha Ellis Crone --
Free to be ... mom and me : finding my complicated truth as an academic daughter / Megan Pincus Kajitani --
Nontraditional academics : at home with children and a PhD / Susan Bassow, Dana Campbell, Liz Stockwell --
A great place to have a baby / Rebecca Steinitz --
Recovering academic / Jennifer Margulis --
pt. IV. Momifesto. The orange kangaroo / Nicole Cooley and Julia Spicher Kasdorf --
Ideal mama, ideal worker : negotiating guilt and shame in academe / Jean-Anne Sutherland --
In theory/in practice : on choosing children and the academy / Lisa Harper --
Motherhood is easy; graduate school is hard / Tedra Osell --
Momifesto : affirmations for the academic mother / Cynthia Kuhn [and others] --
In dreams begin possibilities--or, anybody have time for a change? / Judith Sanders.
Responsibility: edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant.
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A collection of essays, which explore the continued inequality of the sexes in higher education and suggest changes that could make universities more family-friendly workplaces. It addresses topics  Read more...


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