Standpoints of Maternity Leave: Discourses of Temporality and Ability

  title={Standpoints of Maternity Leave: Discourses of Temporality and Ability},
  author={Patrice M. Buzzanell and Robyn V. Remke and Rebecca J. Meisenbach and Meina Liu and Venessa Bowers and Cindy Conn},
  journal={Women's Studies in Communication},
  pages={67 - 90}
ABSTRACT Our standpoint analysis of 21 women in pink-collar occupations displays how these workers both adhere to and challenge maternity leave discourses by rhetorically positioning their leaves as time off and (dis)ability. They both acknowledge the advantages of and resist discourses of time and (dis)ability by constructing complicated, contradictory, and ironic knowledge that such language both secures their leaves and revokes their images as competent workers. This study illustrates how… 
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