'Trying to keep up': Intersections of identity, space, time and rhythm in women student carer auto/biographical accounts

Cullen, Fiona, Barker, John ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2896-7358 and Alldred, Pam (2020) 'Trying to keep up': Intersections of identity, space, time and rhythm in women student carer auto/biographical accounts. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Auto/biography. Parsons, Julie M. and Chappell, Anne, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 241-262. ISBN 9783030319731, e-ISBN 9783030319748. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-31974-8_11)

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Abstract

Geographies of Care and Caring is a burgeoning area of geographical thought, although auto/biographical caring accounts have been less explored. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with women students (from different generations) who are in education with a range of caring responsibilities (‘student carers’), this chapter explores how auto/biographies are laden with spatial and temporal rhythms. Drawing upon theorisations of time and rhythm (Lefebvre, 2013, Elden, 2004), and feminist work exploring the gendered emotional and temporal dynamics of care (Hochschild, 1989; Maher 2009; Rogers and Weller, 2013) we explore how participants negotiate complex, shifting and multiply-intersecting rhythms across space and time to undertake care and construct identities as student and carer. In doing so, we consider the benefits of incorporating spatial and temporal rhythms within auto/biographical accounts.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 27019
Notes on copyright: This is an author's accepted manuscript version of a chapter published in The Palgrave Handbook of Auto/biography. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31974-8_11
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Depositing User: John Barker
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2019 14:38
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 20:58
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27019

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