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Graduate Students/Mothers Negotiating Academia and Family Life: Discourses, Experiences, and Alternatives

This dissertation examined the experiences and perceptions of graduate students mothers. The study contended that institutional discourses and practices forcefully categorizes graduate students mothers into difficult positions and roles as “mom” and/or“student,” showing unfailing commitment to either “family” or “the academy,” and choosing between “self” and “success.” The study ended with action-based alternatives based on the needs of the participants and challenged a shift in the discourses surrounding the home, academia and department.

Source: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3411&context=etd

About Aimee Tiu Wu

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