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ERIC Number: EJ944337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Mothers' Ways of Making It--or Making Do?: Making (over) Academic Lives in Rhetoric and Composition with Children
Cucciarre, Christine Peters; Morris, Deborah E.; Nickoson, Lee; Owens, Kim Hensley; Sheridan, Mary P.
Composition Studies, v39 n1 p41-61 Spr 2011
This article focuses on five women's experiences "making it" as rhetoricians with children. Expanding the definition of success Michelle Ballif, Diane Davis and Roxanne Mountford set forth in "Women's Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition," the article offers suggestions for moving toward more family-friendly academic structures, not least by recognizing that the seemingly individualistic idea of choice--such as the choice to have children--rests uneasily with the often invisible structures that shape and delimit choices. The authors call for increased visibility of and acceptance for a greater range of possibilities for "making it" in the field today. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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