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Women Negotiating Life in the Academy

A Canadian Perspective

Editors: Eaton, Sarah Elaine, Burns, Amy (Eds.)

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  • Offers Canadian perspectives on the experiences of women in the academic world
  • Provides a forum for less frequently heard voices in academia and beyond
  • Focuses on the importance of spaces for intersectionality and provocation in women’s (academic) lives
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This book offers a new perspective on how Canadian women in the academy are re-conceptualizing and reconsidering their position as professionals. It examines central challenges associated with the lives of women scholars and higher education professionals, including their professional identity, institutional expectations, lessons learned throughout their career experiences in higher education, and navigating between multiple roles.

In turn, the book highlights the importance of both formal and informal networks of support. Each contributing author presents authentic examples from her lived experiences as a woman in the academy, situating her personal narrative within previous research in the field. Taken together, the respective chapters equip readers with a deeper understanding of the experiences of women in the academic world. This book is inclusive in nature, showcasing experiences from women who are scholars, students and higher education professionals.

The book makes a significant and unique contribution to the field of gender studies, with a focus on women negotiating life in the academic world and within the Canadian context. The evidence and insights shared here will benefit all scholars in women’s studies and comparative studies, as well as those considering a career in higher education.



About the authors

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a full-time faculty member at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. She has worked in post-secondary contexts in a variety of roles since 1994. Her research interests focus on higher education leadership, policy and governance, with specific expertise in applied ethics and integrity.

Amy Burns, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in Education with the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. She has worked extensively in both the K-12 public school system and in the post-secondary context.  Her research interests focus on two main areas: feminist leadership in education and the role of leadership in pre-service teacher education.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Bringing My Past into My Future as a Woman in the Academy

    Pages 3-14

    Burns, Amy

  • Challenging and Critiquing Notions of Servant Leadership: Lessons from My Mother

    Pages 15-23

    Eaton, Sarah Elaine

  • Her Stories

    Pages 25-32

    Ragoonaden, Karen

  • Mentoring as Support for Women in Higher Education Leadership

    Pages 33-49

    Janes, Diane P. (et al.)

  • The Surprisingly Empty Feeling of Getting Full: Contemplations on the Contradictory Nature of Full Professorship—Margaret Kovach/Bonnie Stelmach

    Pages 51-65

    Kovach, Margaret (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3114-9
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-3113-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Negotiating Life in the Academy
Book Subtitle
A Canadian Perspective
Editors
  • Sarah Elaine Eaton
  • Amy Burns
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3114-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3114-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3113-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 201
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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