Stories of Caregiving: Intersections of Academic Research and Women’s Everyday Experiences
motherhood, writing-stories, popular narratives of gender, caregiving, irony, discourse
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The article analyzes contemporary discourses and practices of caregiving and mothering. Using a case study of one employed mother as a starting point, the authors engage in writing-stories that combine the analyses of their e-mail and face-to-face conversations from the last couple of years with various journal entries and interdisciplinary research. The article concludes with a final section that articulates how caregiving discourses cut across public—private binaries in contradictory and productive ways. The analysis coalesces in a final writing-story.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Qualitative Inquiry, v. 15, issue 7, p. 1199-1224
Scholar Commons Citation
Buzzanell, Patrice M. and D’Enbeau, Suzy, "Stories of Caregiving: Intersections of Academic Research and Women’s Everyday Experiences" (2009). Communication Faculty Publications. 730.