Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

(Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe

Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts

Editors: Henderson, Linda, Black, Ali, Garvis, Susanne (Eds.)

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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
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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. 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe
Book Subtitle
Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts
Editors
  • Linda Henderson
  • Ali Black
  • Susanne Garvis
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38211-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38211-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38210-0
Series ISSN
2524-6445
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 290
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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