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The Resource Mothering by degrees : single mothers and the pursuit of postsecondary education, Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson

Mothering by degrees : single mothers and the pursuit of postsecondary education, Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson

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Mothering by degrees : single mothers and the pursuit of postsecondary education
Title
Mothering by degrees
Title remainder
single mothers and the pursuit of postsecondary education
Statement of responsibility
Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Mothering by Degrees, Jillian Duquaine-Watson shows how single mothers pursuing college degrees must navigate a difficult course as they attempt to reconcile their identities as single moms, college students, and in many cases, employees. They also negotiate a balance between what they think a good mother should be, and what society is telling them, and how that affects their choices to go to college, and whether to stay in college or not. The first book length study to focus on the lives and experiences of single mothers who are college students, Mothering by Degrees points out how these women are influenced by dominant American ideologies of motherhood, and the institutional parameters of the schools they attend, and argues for increased attention to the specific ways in which the choices, challenges, and opportunities available to mothers are shaped within their specific environments, as well as the ways in which mothers help shape those environments"--
  • "In Mothering by Degrees, I show how single mothers who pursue college degrees in early 21st century America must navigate a difficult course as they attempt to reconcile their identities as single mothers, college students, and, in many cases, employees. As they combine these multiple and often competing roles and responsibilities, they must also negotiate a balance between cultural ideals of motherhood and their own definitions of what it means to be a "good" mother, particularly as those ideals and definitions are shaped within context of post-welfare reform America and the post-secondary institutions they attend. By comparing the experiences of nearly 100 single mother college students attending three postsecondary education institutions in the United States, I illustrate how these women navigate the various obstacles they encounter, especially obstacles related to financial concerns, child care, time constraints, and the "chilly" climate of higher education. In addition, I demonstrate that the women regard postsecondary education not only as a means of escaping poverty but also as an extension of their mothering work, something they do to help ensure the long-term health and well-being of their children. Thus, this project provides a situated, comparative account of the experiences of single mothers who are college students in order to foster a better understanding of the complex ideologies and social structures that influence the life choices and education experiences of members of this important but understudied student population. Finally, the project discusses policies and programs that can help provide better support to single mother and may diminish the challenges they face as they endeavor to complete their education"--
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Duquaine-Watson, Jillian M
Dewey number
378.0082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1757
LC item number
.D87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American campus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Poor women
  • Education, Higher
  • College student parents
  • Mother and child
  • EDUCATION
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Mothering by degrees : single mothers and the pursuit of postsecondary education, Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Lessons from my grandmother -- The politics of single motherhood in the United States -- Trying to make ends meet -- Clocks and calendars -- Navigating America's child care crisis -- Mothering alone in a chilly climate
Control code
ocn959034637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780813588438
Lccn
2016038031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813588421
  • (OCoLC)959034637
Label
Mothering by degrees : single mothers and the pursuit of postsecondary education, Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Lessons from my grandmother -- The politics of single motherhood in the United States -- Trying to make ends meet -- Clocks and calendars -- Navigating America's child care crisis -- Mothering alone in a chilly climate
Control code
ocn959034637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780813588438
Lccn
2016038031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813588421
  • (OCoLC)959034637

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