edited by Bahiyyah M. Muhammad and Melanie-Angela Neuilly
contributions by Muntaquim Muhammad, Grace Karram Stephenson, John M Stephenson, Joanne Florence Karram, Brian C Wolf, Anne Hardgrove, Kimberly Garland-Campbell, Sarah Kelman, Marylynn Steckley, Deirdre Guthrie, Aprille Ericsson, Arielle Ericsson White, Dawn Ericsson-Provine, Mikae Provine, Pierre Ericsson, Ryanne Pilgeram, Kelly Ward, Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Lindsey Alyssa Marco, Stacey Camp, Kelley Sams, Lydia Zacher Dixon and Cecilia Vindrola-Padros
Rutgers University Press, 2019
Paper: 978-1-9788-0056-4 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-0057-1 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-0059-5
Library of Congress Classification LB2332.3.M68 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.12082

The heated national conversation about gender equality and women in the workforce is something that women in academia have been concerned with and writing about for at least a decade. Overall, the conversation has focused on identifying how women in general and mothers in particular fair in the academy as a whole, as well as offering tips on how to maximize success. Aside from a long-standing field-specific debate in anthropology, rare are the volumes focusing on the particulars of motherhood’s impacts on how scientific research is conducted, particularly when it comes to field research.
Mothering from the Field offers both a mosaic of perspectives from current women scientists’ experiences of conducting field research across a variety of sub-disciplines while raising children, and an analytical framework to understand how we can redefine methodological and theoretical contributions based on mothers’ experiences in order not just to promote healthier, more inclusive, nurturing, and supportive environments in physical, life, and social sciences, but also to revolutionize how we conceptualize research.  

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