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Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy
It is not easy raising a family and balancing work and personal commitments in academia, regardless of gender. Parents endure the stress of making tenure with the demands of life with children. While women's careers are derailed more often than men's as a result of such competing pressures, fathers, too, experience conflicting feelings about work and home, making parenting ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Rutgers University Press
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Papa, Ph.D. follows on the heels of Mama, Ph.D.: Women Write about Motherhood and the Academic Life (edited by Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans), a collection of essays published in 2008. However, as the editors of Papa, Ph.D. point out in the introduction, this essay collection differs "considerably, even provocatively" from its predecessor. Yes, the collection focuses on fathers attempting to balance an academic life with fatherhood, but for the most part without the anxiety, guilt, or intense ...more
I am really so impressed by the diversity of experience and the stories in this collection. I found the essays very moving, and think the anthology will make a great contribution to the conversation about work/life in higher education. Read a full review by Irena Smith on Literary Mama: http://www.literarymama.com/reviews/a...