Parenting & Professing: Balancing Family Work with an Academic Career

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reviewed by Silvia Foti Drawn to this book like a hungry baby to a pillow-soft mammary, I found myself unable to latch on to its central message—that mothers teaching full-time in the college classroom are scarce, perhaps because they are disrespected, mistrusted, and unwanted. Divided into three sections—Challenges, Possibilities, and Change—comprising 24 personal reflections of women and two men pursuing professorships and parenthood, the collection attempts to answer why colleges are particularly unreceptive to mothers, and what can be done to correct this situation. I knew first-hand the adjunct life was low-paying, provided no health benefits and never compensated for […]
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