Being an early career feminist academic: global perspectives, experiences and challenges

Thwaites, Rachel and Pressland, Amy (2016) Being an early career feminist academic: global perspectives, experiences and challenges. Palgrave. ISBN 9781137543257, 9781137543240

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Abstract

This book highlights the experiences of feminist early career researchers and teachers from an international perspective in an increasingly neoliberal academy. It offers a new angle on a significant and increasingly important discussion on the ethos of higher education and the sector's place in society.

Higher education is fast-changing, increasingly market-driven, and precarious. In this context entering the academy as an early career academic presents both challenges and opportunities. Early career academics frequently face the prospect of working on fixed term contracts, with little security and no certain prospect of advancement, while constantly looking for the next role. Being a feminist academic adds a further layer of complexity: the ethos of the marketising university where students are increasingly viewed as ‘customers’ may sit uneasily with a politics of equality for all. Feminist values and practice can provide a means of working through the challenges, but may also bring complications.

Keywords:Higher Education, Work, Neoliberalism, Gender, Feminism
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L216 Feminism
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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ID Code:29064
Deposited On:16 Oct 2017 14:28

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