Featuring many personal accounts, the twenty-four essays in this collection explore the challenges and possibilities confronting those, especially women, who combine parenting and academic work. Written by a diverse group of educators who present a real-world variety of situations, the collection also includes ideas for change at the individual, interpersonal, policy, and system levels.
. . . it is academic administrators and colleagues who should read this book as an important step toward changing perceptions and attitudes. Collectively the essays provide many reminders about just how difficult life in the academy can be for anyone who deviates from the masculine "ideal worker" norm.
--The Journal of Higher Education
Bassett's collection effectively conveys the diverse range of experiences throughout the academy. . . . Among other things, the collection makes one reflect anew upon the centuries-long silence of academic fathers on the subject of parenthood, an effective and devastating separation of public and private life.
--Women's Review of Books