Women, know your limits: Cultural sexism in academia.

Savigny, H., 2014. Women, know your limits: Cultural sexism in academia. Gender and Education, 26 (7), pp. 794-809.

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DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2014.970977

Abstract

Despite the considerable advances of the feminist movement across Western societies, in Universities women are less likely to be promoted, or paid as much as their male colleagues, or even get jobs in the first place. One way in which we can start to reflect on why this might be the case is through hearing the experiences of women academics themselves. Using feminist methodology, this article attempts to unpack and explore just some examples of ‘cultural sexism’ which characterise the working lives of many women in British academia.This article uses qualitative methods to describe and make sense of just some of those experiences. In so doing, the argument is also made that the activity of academia is profoundly gendered and this explicit acknowledgement may contribute to our understanding of the under-representation of women in senior positions.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0954-0253
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism, women, academia, cultural sexism
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Media School
ID Code:21459
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Oct 2014 10:55
Last Modified:08 Jul 2015 12:49

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