Home is where the school is : the logic of homeschooling and the emotional labor of mothering
- Lois, Jennifer.
- New York : New York University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- x, 229 pages ; 23 cm.
LC40 .L65 2013
- Unknown LC40 .L65 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Homeschooling mothers
- Coming to a decision: first- and second-choice homeschoolers
- Defending good-mother identities: the homeschooling stigma
- Adding the teacher role: domestic labor and burnout
- Losing me-time: the temporal emotion work of motherhood
- Looking back: the homeschooling journey
- Taking stock of the present: perceptions of success
- Looking forward: empty desks, empty nests
- Savoring motherhood.
- Publisher's Summary
- Mothers who home-school their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the home-schooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children now schooled at home. These children are largely taught by stay-at-home mothers who find that they must tightly manage their daily schedules to avoid burnout and maximize their relationships with their children, and that they must sustain a desire to sacrifice their independent selves for many years in order to savour the experience of motherhood. Home Is Where the School Is is the first comprehensive look into the lives of homeschooling mothers. Drawing on rich data collected through eight years of fieldwork and dozens of in-depth interviews, Jennifer Lois examines the intense effects of the emotional and temporal demands that homeschooling places on mothers' lives, raising profound questions about the expectations of modern motherhood and the limits of parenting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Jennifer Lois.