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Resistance amongst faculty women in academia

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Show simple item record O'Connor, Pat 2013-11-20T10:23:13Z 2013-11-20T10:23:13Z 2000
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article describes various types of resistance within academic organisations. It starts from a recognition that gender is embedded in organisations (Acker, 1990 and 1998) and that once we accept ‘that staff bring their personal interests into organisations and that these shape the way they discharge their functions, we must also accept that gendered perceptions, practices and attitudes will be present too’ (Halford, 1992:172). It assumes, drawing on Connell’s work, (1995a:82) that although only a minority of men actively subordinate women (hegemonic masculinity) the majority benefit from the patriarchal dividend ‘in terms of honour, prestige or the right to command. [They] men also gain a material dividend.’ This is facilitated by the fact that hegemonic masculinity is used as ‘an organising principle’ in such structures (Cheng, 1996:xiv). Resistance is ‘understood in terms of consciousness or action, whether structurally or subjectively determined, either collectively or individually engaged’ a definition which encompasses, but is not restricted to, the kinds of resistance which are typically associated with industrial labour conflicts (Gottfried, 1994:109). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge:Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Higher Education in Europe;25(2), pp. 213-219
dc.rights "This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Higher Education in Europe, 2002, 25(2), pp. 213-219. [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: en_US
dc.subject academic organisations en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject academia en_US
dc.title Resistance amongst faculty women in academia en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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