The Quest for the Public Intellectual, Identity and Service
Edited By Karen Ragoonaden
Chapter Five: Performativity in the Academy: Negotiating Ambition, Desire, and the Demands of Femininity
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Performativity in the Academy
Negotiating Ambition, Desire, and the Demands of Femininity1
LYNN BOSETTI AND SABRE CHERKOWSKI
I think the main cost [of my professional ambitions] was that my husband of twenty plus years decided that he didn’t like the person that I’d become because it’s really a transformation that I was going through. And the caretaking role, the executive function that I’d had within our family essentially I was now using in other sectors. I was using it in the family too, but he actually didn’t feel that that was okay and he left our family… it was hard for me to not beat myself up about that. Had I actually become a person that was unlovable by being in this job? And to some extent I think I internalized the fact that that was probably true. Maybe I was. (Patti)
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