Mothering from the Field : The Impact of Motherhood on Site-Based Research / Melanie-Angela Neuilly, Bahiyyah M. Muhammad.

New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
1 online resource (292 p.) : 18 b-w 1 table
In English.
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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.
Introduction / Neuilly, Mélanie-Angela / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah
Part I. Women and Mothers Doing Field Research: What Do We Know?
Introduction / Neuilly, Mélanie- Angela
1. Women Working in the Field: Perspectives from STEM and Beyond / Ward, Kelly / Wolf-Wendel, Lisa / Marco, Lindsey
2. Fieldwork and Parenting in Archaeology / Camp, Stacey L.
Part II. The Truth Is, It Will Be Hard: The Difficulties of Doing Field Research for Mothers
Introduction / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah
3. Malaria and Spider- Man: Conducting Ethnographic Research in Niger with a Three- Year- Old / Sams, Kelley
4. Birthing in the Field / Dixon, Lydia Zacher
5. Looking at the Field from Afar and Bringing It Closer to Home / Vindrola-Padros, Cecilia
Part III. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: The Importance of Networks and Family Support
Introduction / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah
6. Parenting through the Field: Criminal Justice Ethnography, Cinematography, and Field Photography in Africa with Our Babies / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah / Muhammad, Muntaquim
7. Privilege, (In)Competence, and Worth: Conflicting Emotions of the Student- Mom and Her Support Community / Stephenson, Grace Karram / Stephenson, John / Karram, Joanne Florence
8. Fathering in Support of Fieldwork: Lactation and Bourgeois Feminism (and More Privileged White People's Problems) / Wolf, Brian C.
Part IV. This Too Shall Pass: Field Research before, during, and after Motherhood
Introduction / Neuilly, Mélanie- Angela
9. Lactating in the Autopsy Room: Mothering from the Field When the Field Is a Morgue and Your Child Is a Nursing Infant / Neuilly, Mélanie-Angela
10. Fieldwork Adventures on the Mommy Track / Hardgrove, Anne
11. Mommy in the Field: Raising Children and Breeding Plants / Campbell, Kimberly Garland
Part V. What Is the Field, Anyway? Mothers Redefining Field Methodologies
Introduction / Neuilly, Mélanie- Angela
12. Entangled Knowledge: On the Labor of Mothering and Anthropological Fieldwork / Kelman, Sarah
13. "Manman, Poukisa Y'ap Rele M Blan?" (Mama, Why Are They Calling Me a White?): Research and Mothering in Haiti / Steckley, Marylynn
14. Birthing the Social Scientist as Mother / Guthrie, Deirdre
15. Two Notes on Bringing Children Other Than Your Own in the Field / Ericsson, Aprille / Provine, Dawn Ericsson / White, Arielle Ericsson / Provine, Mikae / Ericsson, Pierre / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah / Neuilly, Mélanie-Angela
Part VI. Practical Solutions to Complex Problems: Because Mothers Can Do Anything!
Introduction / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah
16. "I Don't Know How You Do It!": Countering a Narrative that Presumes that Researching and Mothering Are Incompatible / Pilgeram, Ryanne
17. Ethnographic Research in Africa: The Hidden Costs of Conducting Fieldwork for Mothers with Children / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah
Conclusion / Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah / Neuilly, Mélanie-Angela
Notes on Contributors
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Camp, Stacey.
Dixon, Lydia Zacher.
Ericsson, Aprille.
Ericsson, Pierre.
Ericsson-Provine, Dawn.
Garland-Campbell, Kimberly, 1957-
Guthrie, Deirdre.
Hardgrove, Anne.
Karram, Joanne Florence.
Kelman, Sarah.
Marco, Lindsey Alyssa.
Muhammad, Bahiyyah M., editor., Editor,
Muhammad, Muntaquim.
Neuilly, Melanie-Angela, editor., Editor,
Pilgeram, Ryanne.
Provine, Mikae.
Sams, Kelley.
Steckley, Marylynn.
Stephenson, Grace Karram.
Stephenson, John M.
Vindrola-Padros, Cecilia.
Ward, Kelly.
White, Arielle Ericsson.
Wolf, Brian C.
Wolf-Wendel, Lisa.
De Gruyter.
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