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Show simple item record O'Connor, Pat O'Hagan, Clare Gray, Breda 2018-05-28T10:58:26Z 2018-05-28T10:58:26Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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 that define science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a masculine domain. Based on the accounts of 25 women in such disciplines in an Irish university, four types are identified: careerist femininity; individualised femininity; vocational femininity; and family-oriented femininity. All of these are constituted in relation to the meanings attached to the masculinist STEM career which performatively render women outsiders. The typology moves beyond the career/paid work and work/life dichotomies to encompass both the re-envisioning of career as vocation (Type 3) and the development of a highly individualised lifestyle orientation based on a high commitment to both (Type 2). It points to the variation, complexity and contradictions in how women do femininities in the academic STEM environment en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/287526 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Work Employment and Society;32 (2), pp. 312-329
dc.subject career en_US
dc.subject career commitment en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.subject femininities en_US
dc.subject Irish en_US
dc.subject outsiders en_US
dc.subject relational commitment en_US
dc.subject STEM en_US
dc.subject typology en_US
dc.subject university en_US
dc.title Femiminities in STEM: outsiders within 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 2018-05-28T10:46:05Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0950017017714198
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 287526 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2723428
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Work Employment And Society
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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