Navigating the challenges of fieldwork and childcare: Revisiting ‘muddy glee’

Bastia, Tanja, Hope, Jessica, Jenkins, Katy, Lemanski, Charlotte, Meth, Paula, Moeller, Nina and Williams, Glyn (2022) Navigating the challenges of fieldwork and childcare: Revisiting ‘muddy glee’. Area, 54 (4). pp. 569-573. ISSN 0004-0894

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This commentary emerges from our collective interest in, and reflections on, the multiple ways in which parents working within Development Geography in UK academia negotiate the complexities of combining periods of overseas fieldwork with family life. Here, we bring our varied experiences of navigating these challenges (emotional, bureaucratic, and practical) into conversation with Bracken and Mawdsley's ‘Muddy glee,’ highlighting the ways in which a recognition of academics', especially female academics', childcare responsibilities has been largely absent from discussions around conducting fieldwork, specifically development fieldwork in the global South.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: care, childcare, development geography, fieldwork, Global South
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 09:38
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 09:45

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