Generation and gender in academia / edited by Barbara Bagilhole, Loughborough University, UK and Kate White, University of Ballarat, Australia
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 203 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Bagilhole, Barbara, 1951- and White, Kate, 1949 August 3-
- The context / Barbara Bagilhole and Kate White -- A standard academic career? / Pat O'Connor -- Shaping an academic belonging : the interloper syndrome by gender and class / Barbara Bagilhole -- A mature-age student / Jenny Neale -- A non-typical academic career / Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor -- An outsider in academia / Kate White -- Careers of early- and mid-career academics / Teresa Carvalho, Özlem Özkanli, Heidi Prozesky and Helen Peterson -- Continuity and change in academic careers / Kate White and Barbara Bagilhole.
- "Generation and Gender in Academia is the first cross-cultural analysis of the differences in career trajectories and experiences between a senior and younger group of women academics. This volume uses individual autobiographies of women academics in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom, who are members of the international feminist research consortium--the Women in Higher Education Management (WHEM) Network. Four major themes in their stories are national context; organisational context; family, class and location; and agency. While the younger generation believe they are entitled to careers on the same terms as their male colleagues, major challenges remain. These include countering the argument that the battles have been won for younger academics; lack of support and mentoring at the outset of careers; the continuing difficulty of aspiring to a traditional academic career path; capacity for playing the 'game' in managerial universities; and recognising mobility as crucial to career success.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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