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Conforming to and resisting imposed identities : An autoethnography on academic motherhood (2022)


Krysa, I., & Kivijärvi, M. (2022). Conforming to and resisting imposed identities : An autoethnography on academic motherhood. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 17(3), 357-375. https://doi.org/10.1108/qrom-07-2021-2175


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Krysa, Isabella; Kivijärvi, Marke

Lehti tai sarja: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

ISSN: 1746-5648

eISSN: 1746-5656

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Volyymi: 17

Lehden numero: 3

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 357-375

Kustantaja: Emerald

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/qrom-07-2021-2175

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82125


Tiivistelmä

Purpose
This research attempts to make sense of the experiences of two academic women who become
mothers.

Design/methodology/approach
This paper is an autoethnography. Applying the autoethnographic method allows us to discuss
cultural phenomena through personal reflections and experiences. Our autoethnographic
reflections illustrate our struggles and attempts of resistance within discursive spaces where
motherhood and our identity as academics intersect.

Findings
Our personal experiences combined with theoretical elaborations illuminate how the role of the
mother continues to be dominated by such gendered discursive practices that conflict with the
work role. Once women become mothers, they are othered through societal and organizational
practices because they constitute a visible deviation from the masculine norm in the
organizational setting, academia included.

Originality
This paper explores how contemporary motherhood discourse(s)within academia and the wider
society present competing truth claims, embedded in neoliberal and postfeminist cultural
sensibility. Our autoethnographic reflections show our struggles and attempts of resistance
within such discursive spaces.


YSO-asiasanat: työelämä; sukupuolittuminen; sukupuoli; sukupuoliroolit; äitiys; perhe-elämä; tasa-arvo; feminismi; uusliberalismi; naisen asema; autoetnografia

Vapaat asiasanat: academic motherhood; gendered work practices; resistance; neoliberal academia; postfeminism


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Raportointivuosi: 2022

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