Climbing Mount Everest: Women, career and family in outdoor education

Allin, Linda (2004) Climbing Mount Everest: Women, career and family in outdoor education. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 8 (2). pp. 64-72. ISSN 2522-879X

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For women outdoor educators, combining an outdoor career with family relationships appears contradictory. Long and/or irregular hours, residentials, and increasing work commitments are, for example, congruent with traditional notions of a career in the outdoors yet they clash with social constructions of women’s primary identities as partners, wives and/or mothers. In this paper, I explore how 21 women outdoor educators constructed connections and disconnections between career and family. In doing so, I uncover how they negotiated their career identities and show how contradictions between work and home were exacerbated due to the centrality of the body to their outdoor education careers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr Linda Allin
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 16:57
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:47

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