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(Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe

Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Engages with the concept of motherhood in the academy to re-imagine a more responsive higher education

  • Shifts understandings of academe from patriarchal to celebrating the feminine

  • Champions feminist scholarship and celebrates a multiplicity of voices

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education (GED)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Mothering Bodies and Sensations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Breathing Room

      • Agnes Bosanquet, Jayde Cahir, Gail Crimmins, Janet Free, Karina Luzia, Lilia Mantai et al.
      Pages 3-19
    3. Mothering Bodies in Unloving Institutions

      • Louise Gwenneth Phillips, Helen Johnson, Sarah Misra, Agli Zavros-Orr
      Pages 49-82
    4. Creating Spaces of Feminine Possibilities in the Academy

      • Sandy Farquhar, Justine O’Hara-Gregan
      Pages 83-102
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 129-137
  4. Mothering Relations and Vulnerabilities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. The Imperceptible Beingness of M/Otherhood in Academia

      • Anne B. Reinertsen, Bojana Gajic, Louise M. Thomas
      Pages 141-163
    3. Mentoring in the Academy Between Academic Mothers

      • Tina Yngvesson, Susanne Garvis, Donna Pendergast
      Pages 165-184
    4. The Vulnerability of Pregnancy and the Motherhood Myth

      • Liisa Uusimäki, Karmen Johansson
      Pages 185-204
    5. Becoming-with as Becoming-Maternal—Writing with Our Children and Companion Species: A Poetic and Visual Autoethnographic Portrayal of Mothering Assemblages

      • Alexandra Lasczik, Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Bronte Cutcher, Remy Cutcher, Lily Cutter-Mackenzie, Finley Cutter-Knowles
      Pages 205-247
    6. (Re)Birthing the Academy: Unruly Daughters Striving for Feminist Futures

      • Catherine Manathunga, Barbara Grant, Frances Kelly, Arwen Raddon, Jisun Jung
      Pages 249-268
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 269-278
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 279-290

About this book

This book engages expansively with the concept of motherhood in academia, to offer insights into re-imagining a more responsive higher education. Written collaboratively as international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational collectives, the editors and contributors use various ways of understanding ‘motherhood’ to draw attention to – and disrupt – the masculine structures currently defining women’s lives and work in the academy. Shifting the focus from patriarchal understandings of academe, the narratives embrace and champion feminist and feminine scholarship. The book invites the reader to question what can be conceived when motherhood is imagined more expansively, through lenses traditionally silenced or made invisible. This pioneering volume will be of interest and value to feminist scholars, as well as those interested in disrupting patriarchal academic structures. 

Keywords

  • Mother
  • Maternal
  • Grandmother
  • Academic and maternal
  • Metaphor in academia
  • Feminine academia
  • Feminist research
  • Motherhood

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

    Linda Henderson

  • School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia

    Alison L. Black

  • Department of Education, Communication & Learning, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Susanne Garvis

About the editors

Linda Henderson is a senior lecturer and feminist early years researcher at the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Her work draws on poststructural and posthumanist ideas, methodologies, practice and aims to foster connectedness with all living matter in an effort to create a world that values connectedness, heterogeneity, and multiplicity.

Alison L. Black is a senior lecturer and arts-based/narrative researcher in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Her research and scholarly work fosters connectedness, community, well-being, and meaning-making through the building of reflective and creative lives and identities.

Susanne Garvis is a professor of child and youth studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has published widely on narrative methodology as well as research with children, teachers and families.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: (Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe

  • Book Subtitle: Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts

  • Editors: Linda Henderson, Alison L. Black, Susanne Garvis

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38211-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-38210-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-38213-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-38211-7

  • Series ISSN: 2524-6445

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-6453

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 290

  • Number of Illustrations: 70 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging

Buying options

eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-38211-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)