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Academic Motherhood in a Post Second Wave Context
Academic Motherhood in a Post Second Wave Context

Academic Motherhood in a Post Second Wave Context


468 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9780986667190

Rights: WOR X CA, UK, & EUR

Demeter Press (Apr 2012)


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Contributors detail what it means to be an academic mother and to think about academic motherhood, while also exploring both the personal and specific institutional challenges academic women face, the multifaceted strategies different academic women are implementing to manage those challenges, and investigating different theoretical possibilities for how we think about academic motherhood.


"The contributions to the collection present diverse stories and perspectives from the personal to the theoretical and empirical. I finished reading feeling not only more informed but empowered.…Several hundred thousand women are currently employed as post-secondary teachers across North America; all of their Chairs, Deans, and Provosts should read this book and all academic women should know about it." —Elissa Foster, Director of Education & Program Evaluation, Department of Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Author Biography

Dr. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at Boston University and the author of White Feminists and Contemporary Maternity: Purging Matrophobia and Bikini-Ready Moms Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body. Andrea O’Reilly is a Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University and is founder and director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (mirci). She is the author and editor of eighteen books on motherhood and the editor of the first Encyclopedia of Motherhood.