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ERIC Number: EJ1070962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1324-1486
Climbing Mount Everest: Combining Career and Family in Outdoor Education
Allin, Linda
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, v8 n2 p64-71 2004
For women outdoor educators, combining an outdoor career with family relationships appears contradictory. Long and/or irregular hours, residentials, and increasing work commitments are, for example, congruent with traditional notions of a career in the outdoors, yet they clash with social constructions of women's primary identities as partners, wives and/or mothers. In this paper, I explore how 21 women outdoor educators constructed connections and disconnections between career and family. In doing so, I uncover how they negotiated their career identities and show how contradictions between work and home were exacerbated due to the centrality of the body to their outdoor education careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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