Gender as a geography of power? Emerging findings from university spaces.

Carruthers Thomas, Kate (2017) Gender as a geography of power? Emerging findings from university spaces. In: Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference 2017, 6-8 December 2018, Newport, Wales.

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Abstract

Massey (1998) argues that the overwhelmingly male-dominated space of the science park reflects and provides a material basis for a particular form of masculinity and for the production of knowledge abstracted from the real world. This paper draws on Massey’s analysis of the construction of gender within ‘the workplace constructed as a highly specialised envelope of space-time’ (ibid.) to consider emerging findings of Gender(s) At Work, contemporary research investigating how gender and intersectional factors shape employment experiences and career trajectories within a post-1992 UK university and in the academy more widely. Findings are revealing multiple ways in which academics negotiate relationships with the workplace, academic culture and career trajectory; negotiations shaped by gender as a ‘geography of power’ operating within and beyond the university.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; workplace; higher education; career; intersectionality; space
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
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Kate Thomas
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 09:51
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 09:51
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6411

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