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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 18, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Glenda Wall

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.3978

Office Location: DAWB 5-128

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Academic Background
BSW (Regina); BA (Saskatchewan); MA (Calgary); PhD (Calgary)

Academic Interests: family and gender, childhood, historical sociology, research methods.

I joined the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2000. I teach family sociology and social research methods. My research has focused on ideology and discourse in the areas of environment, family, and gender. My current work includes an examination of cultural representations of motherhood and childhood in 20th century child rearing advice, and an exploration of mother's experience with current cultural understandings of proper child-rearing.

Selected Publications:

Wall, Glenda. 2013. 'Putting family first': Shifting discourses of motherhood and childhood in representations of mothers' employment and child care. Women's Studies International Forum. 40: 162-71 

Romagnoli, Amy and Glenda Wall. 2012.  'I know I'm a good mom': Young, low-income mothers' experiences with risk perception, intensive parenting ideology and parenting education programs. Health, Risk & Society 14(3): 273 - 289. 

Wall, Glenda. 2010. "Mothers’ experiences with intensive parenting and brain development discourse." Women’s Studies International Forum 33(3): 253 - 263.

Luccisano, Lucy and Glenda Wall. 2009. "The Shaping of Motherhood through Social Investment in Children: Examples from Canada and Mexico." In Post-Neoliberalism in the Americas.  Laura McDonald and Arne Ruckert (Eds.). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wall, Glenda 2009. "Childhood and Child Rearing." In Families: Changing Trends in Canada, sixth edition. Maureen Baker (Ed.) Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Wall, Glenda and Stephanie Arnold. 2007. "How involved is involved fathering? An exploration of the contemporary culture of fatherhood." Gender & Society 21(4): 508-527.

Wall, Glenda. 2004 "Is your child's brain potential maximized?: Mothering in an age of new brain research." Atlantis 28(2): 41 - 50.

Wall, Glenda. 2001. "Moral constructions of motherhood in breastfeeding discourse." Gender & Society 15(4): 590-608.

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