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Overcoming objectification and dehumanisation in academia.

Gabriel, D, 2017. Overcoming objectification and dehumanisation in academia. In: Gabriel, D and Tate, S., eds. Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia. London: Trentham Books.

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This chapter is a critical reflection and analysis of being objectified and dehumanised as a Black female academic. Objectification and dehumanisation as the ‘other’ is a typical component of Black women’s raced and gendered experiences (Collins, 1986, 1989). Through critical reflective analysis I aim to highlight the role that objectification and dehumanisation play in maintaining our status as ‘others’ and keeping us on the periphery of academic life. Using Black feminist theory as a critical lens helps me make sense of my experiences through a unique standpoint of and for Black women that involves self-definition and self-valuation as tools of resistance (Collins, 1989). In this chapter I also highlight the role that community networking and sister relationships has played in supporting my survival and progress within academia.

Item Type:Book Section
Number of Pages:164
Uncontrolled Keywords:black feminism ; women of colour ; British academia
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:29409
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:18 Jul 2017 09:11
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:05


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