Genders at Work: Gender as a Geography of Power in the Academy

Carruthers Thomas, Kate (2019) Genders at Work: Gender as a Geography of Power in the Academy. In: Strategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 187-206. ISBN 9783030048518

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This chapter discusses contemporary research investigating how gender operates as a geography of power in the contemporary academy, particularly in relation to notions of ‘career’. Massey’s understanding of space as ‘a simultaneity of stories-so-far and places as collections of those stories’ (2005, p.11) shapes the research questions and a methodology of ‘spatial storytelling’ which foregrounds relationships between space and power in considering lived experiences of work and career. The chapter presents a selection of participants’ ‘stories-so-far’ which illustrate the complexity and dimensionality of lived, gendered experiences in the workplace and provide a basis for reflection on the opportunities these afford to resist sexism in the academy.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 5 February 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; career; higher education; space; power; geography; geography of power, gender mapping, spatial storytelling, Athena Swan
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L700 Human and Social Geography
X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Kate Thomas
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 09:48
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2021 10:45

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