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Mothering by Degrees: Single Mothers and the Pursuit of Postsecondary Education
by Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
Rutgers University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-8135-9116-2 | Paper: 978-0-8135-8842-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-8843-8
Library of Congress Classification LC1757.D87 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.0082

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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...
 

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