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Stories of the Academy: Learning from the Good Mother
Stories of the Academy looks at relationships between women entering the ranks of faculty in higher education and more experienced faculty. Occasionally these relationships are so mutually fulfilling that they lead to great satisfaction and personal reward and can be named Good-Mother relationships. These relationships are deeper and more profoundly influential than tradit ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published May 22nd 2002 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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Feb 23, 2013 Melissa rated it did not like it
I really wanted to love this book -- a psychologically-driven collection of narratives about university mentoring based on a myth-archetypal construction? What's not to like? But I was very disappointed. The first several chapters are short explanations and justifications for the editorial choices made and for the overall set up of the book; they are perfunctory and seem to be there because someone said "no one will read this unless you have a sound theory behind it." In general, it's dry writin ...more