Sole Parent Students and Higher Education: Gender, Policy and Widening Participation

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This book examines how sole parents are constituted within university contexts, through social discourse and social policies.
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ISBN-13: 9781137598868
ISBN-10: 1137598867
Pagini: 206
Dimensiuni: 148 x 210 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.38 kg
Ediția: 1st ed. 2016
Editura: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Colecția Palgrave Macmillan
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Epistemological Foundations.- Chapter 3. Perspectives of Sole Parents in Higher Education.- Chapter 4. The Case Study.- Chapter 5. Judith Butler's Gender Performativity and Recognition.- Chapter 6. Sole Parenting in Higher Education Spaces.- Chapter 7. Access and Attachment to Higher Education for Sole Parents.- Chapter 8. Policy: Performative Recognisability.- Chapter 9. Equitable and Widening Participation in Higher Education.- Chapter 10. Conclusion.

Notă biografică

Genine Hook is Lecturer at La Trobe University, Australia. She continues to combine her sole parenting and academic work which reflects her feminist/queer positioning, advocating for alternatives of familial and kinship bonds. 


Explores the position of sole parents within the context of higher education as presented in discourse and policies
Discusses equity and the transformative potential of higher education
Refers to personal stories and case studies to emphasise the range of experiences