(Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe: Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts

Linda Henderson (Editor), Alison L. Black (Editor), Susanne Garvis (Editor)

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages290
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030382117
    ISBN (Print)9783030382100
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave Studies in Gender and Education
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillian
    ISSN (Print)2524-6445
    ISSN (Electronic)2524-6453


    • feminist studies
    • motherhood
    • Preface

      Henderson, L., Black, A. L. & Garvis, S., 2020, (Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe: Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts. Henderson, L., Black, A. L. & Garvis, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. v-xii 8 p. (Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education).

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