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  • O'Connor, Pat; Montez López, Estrella; O'Hagan, Clare; Wolffram, Andrea; Aye, Manuela; Chizzola, Valentina; Mich, Ornella; Apostolov, Georgi; Topuzova, Irina; Sağlamer, Gulsun; Tan, Ming G.; Çağlayan, Hulya (Taylor and Francis, 2017)
    Excellence has become a ‘hoorah’ word which is widely used in higher education institutions to legitimate practices related to the recruitment/progression of staff. It can be seen as reflecting an institutionalised belief ...
  • Montes, Estrella; O'Connor, Pat (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    Universities present themselves as meritocratic organizations; however, there is evidence that such claims are ‘rationalised myths’. This article is concerned with the perceived effect of micropolitics on academic careers ...
  • O'Connor, Pat; O'Hagan, Clare; Gray, Breda (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This article describes a typological framework with axes relating to career and (non-work) relationship commitment to show how a specific cohort of women enact femininity(ies) in the context of the institutionalised practices ...
  • Schweppe, Jennifer; Haynes, Amanda; Walters, Mark A. (Irish Council for Civil Liberties, 2018)
    no abstract available
  • O'Connor, Pat; Carvalho, Teresa; Vabo, Agnete; Cardoso, Sónia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)
    This chapter is concerned with describing and critically evaluating the literature on the existence of and explanations for gender imbalances in higher education (HE) focusing particularly on girls’ increasing access to ...
  • Devaney, Eva (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    The affected adult family member has increasingly received attention in drug research, policy and practice fields; however, this development has received limited critical and theoretical examination with respect to the ...
  • Haynes, Amanda; Schweppe, Jennifer (2017)
    The STAD (Stop Transphobia and Discrimination) reporting system seeks to record manifestations of transphobia, give voice to the experiences of trans people, and provide an evidence base for policy and legislative change ...
  • Gray, Breda (Irish American Cultural Institute, 2012)
    The status of Irish sovereignty is perhaps more in question now than at any other time since the foundation of the state following the recent financial crisis and subsequent European Union/European Central Bank/International ...
  • Gray, Breda (John Hopkins University Press, 1996)
    While culture, religion, and economics are frequently used to describe and theorize nationalisms and national identity, gender and migration are frequently overlooked (see Smith; Anderson; Gellner). Jill Vickers asserts that ...
  • D'Andrea, Anthony; Gray, Breda (De Gruyter Open, 2013)
                               This article examines how the international mobility of corporate professionals is entwined with the rise of the knowledge economy within a flexible capitalist system. As telecommunication ...
  • Gray, Breda (Youth and Policy, 1996)
    The Irish community is by far the largest ethnic group by migration in London when second generation is included. comprising 9.6 percent of the total and 12.2 percent of the white population (Action Group for Irish Youth, ...
  • Gray, Breda; Giofi, Luigina; de Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti; D'Andrea, Anthony; Wixted, Lisa (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2017)
                               Based on an in-depth study with 56 informants (25 women and 31 men), across the ICT (Information and Communication Technology), creative and academic sectors in one city/regional hub in ...
  • Gray, Breda (Taylor and Francis, 2002)
    This article discusses issues of migration, history, memory and Irish society as they relate to a project based on life narratives at the Irish Centre for Migration Studies, University College Cork. The project, entitled ...
  • Neary, Aoife; Gray, Breda; O'Sullivan, Mary (Irish Research CouncilIrish Research Council, 2013)
    New Foundations: School “Ethos” and LGBT Sexualities took place on the 17th of May 2013 at the University of Limerick.
  • Neary, Aoife (Irish Reseach Council, 2013)
    In negotiating their everyday lives in schools in Ireland, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teachers experience deep identity conflicts and struggles with school culture that involve continuous self-censorship ...
  • Neary, Aoife; Gray, Breda; O'Sullivan, Mary (Taylor and Francis, 2016)
    This paper draws together Hochschild’s (1979; 1983) concepts of emotional labour and feeling rules with Ahmed’s affective economies (2004a, 2004b; 2008; 2010) and queer phenomenology (2006a, 2006b) as a way to address wider ...
  • Neary, Aoife; Gray, Breda; O'Sullivan, Mary (Taylor and Francis, 2018)
    As legal structures for same-sex relationships are introduced in many contexts, the politics of sexuality are negotiated along religious/secular lines. Religious and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBT-Q) ...
  • Halpin, Brendan (Department of Sociology; University of Limerick, 2016)
    Analysts doing cluster analysis sometimes want the data to tell them the optimum number of clusters. Common "stopping rules" use the Calinski-Harabasz pseudo-F statistic and Duda-Hart indices, which are based on squared ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Taylor and Francis, 2015)
    This article is concerned with men and women's experience of elite positions and with the extent to which such positions are seen as places for women, so as to provide an insight into their commitment to continuing in them. ...
  • O'Connor, Pat; O'Hagan, Clare (Taylor and Francis, 2015)
    This article is concerned with the macro-cultural ideal or institutional myth of excellence as defined and used in the evaluation of academic staff as part of an institutional logic. Such logics ‘prescribe what constitutes ...

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