Mothering bodies in unloving institutions

Phillips, Louise Gwenneth, Johnson, Helen, Misra, Sarah, and Zavros-Orr, Agli (2020) Mothering bodies in unloving institutions. In: Henderson, Linda, Black, Alison. L., and Garvis, Susie, (eds.) (Re)birthing the feminine in Academe: Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts. Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 49-82.

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Four mothers in academia collaboratively story their lived encounters, bringing differing identities, circumstances and experiences of collective exhaustion. They do this by creatively writing lived experiences, sharing these with each other, holding and feeling these lived encounters over time then creatively responding back with gifted crafted words and imagery. Reflection on these gifts and how they bring new insight to lived experiences create collated multi-vocal biographies. Through their collective arts-based poetic and visual inquiry they see reflections and diffractions in each other’s lived stories that metaphorically provoke understandings of the pain swept into the unforgiving corners of cold, unloving universities. This work is creative resistance: to write from the body gives pearls of pleasure and joy in unloving institutions.

Item ID: 63251
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-030-38211-7
ISSN: 2524-6453
Keywords: Gifting, storying, poetic inquiry, making, mothering, relational care
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020. Palgrave Macmillan US. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 05:57
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360204 Site-based writing @ 40%
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3604 Performing arts > 360499 Performing arts not elsewhere classified @ 20%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441009 Sociology of family and relationships @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education @ 50%
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