Experiences of single African-American women professors : with this Ph.D., I thee wed
- Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2011.
- Physical description
- xvi, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC2781.5 .E97 2011
- Unknown LC2781.5 .E97 2011
- Gilchrist, Eletra S., 1978-
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1 Foreword 2 Acknowledgements 3 Introduction Part 4 I. Precursors to the Nonmarital Status of African-American Women Professors 5 SEXY: The First Reason I Married My Ph.D. Chapter 6 1. Black, Educated, and Female Chapter 7 2. This House is Not a Home Chapter 8 3. "Acting Like a Lady and Doing Me" Part 9 II. Demands of the Professorate: Balancing Pedogogical and Relational Pursuits 10 SELF-CONSCIOUS: The Second Reason I Married My Ph.D. Chapter 11 4. The Myth and Mismatch of Balance Chapter 12 5. Jumping the Broom Chapter 13 6. It Costs to be the Boss Part 14 III. Multi-Layered Relational Challenges of Single African-American Women Professors 15 SANCTIFIED: The Third Reason I Married My Ph.D. Chapter 16 7. "I'm in the Middle of Nowhere!" Chapter 17 8. Spirituality, Singleness, and Scholarship Chapter 18 9. Breaking the Silence Part 19 Identity Negotiation: Perceptions of Single African-American Women Professors 20 SASSY: The Fourth Reason I Married My Ph.D. Chapter 21 10. Neither an "Old Maid" nor a "Miss Independent" Chapter 22 11. Searching for the New Black Woman Chapter 23 12. You Can Have a Man OR a Career 24 SINGLE: The Fifth Reason I Married My Ph.D. 25 Epilogue 26 Index 27 About the Editor 28 About the Contributors.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed, edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist, explores the unique lived experiences of single African-American women professors. Gilchrist's contributors are comprised of never-before-married and doctorate degree-holding African-American women professors. The authors and research participants speak candidly about their experiences, exploring a myriad of topics including dating costs and rewards, relationship challenges, work/life balance, multiple intersecting identities, negative perceptions, and identity negotiation. This volume is designed by and for an academic audience. It addresses the dating and mating complexities of the population under study by combining autoethnographic accounts with empirical research and theoretical concepts. As one of the few works to address the intricate interpersonal dynamics surrounding African-American women in the professorate from a scholarly perspective, Eletra S. Gilchrist's Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed seeks to not only dispel myths and stereotypes, but serve as an instructional tool for other professor hopefuls.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist.