To Kate's comment , here is a picture of my workspace.
It is in the corner of the dining room and so I keep it tidy in order that my stuff does not invade everyone else's life.
I did not use to like working here as I felt like I was just in the dining room and I could not think. But now I am used to it and quite like moving in and out of my academic work and my family life.
Maria Tamboukou has written about this sort of thing . This piece focuses a bit on the ways in which women have had to negotiate spaces for themselves. Maria once told me at a conference that she used to do her academic work in a space by the kitchen. This is just the same as Kate and I, who carry out our family roles alongside our academic work.
It makes me happy to think we may be feminists like Maria.
( But I think I would prefer to have a spacious library to work in and someone to cook for me and to call me when my meals are ready. I would also like a swimming pool.)
Kate and I are women who juggle our lives between being domestic goddesses and marvellously clever academics (surprise! surprise! no pictures on this). Or perhaps we are just drudges in our chaotic homes.
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