The xCHANGE festival 2019: small x, big CHANGE?

Carruthers Thomas, Kate (2021) The xCHANGE festival 2019: small x, big CHANGE? In: Women Thriving in Academia. Surviving and Thriving in Academia . Emerald Publishing Ltd, Bingley, UK. ISBN 9781839822292

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This chapter reflects on xCHANGE, a month-long festival marking International Women’s Day (IWD) at Birmingham City University, UK. The author first problematises expectations of International Women’s Day, then outlines the origins of the festival, detailing both practical aspects and programme content. The chapter then considers the festival through a lens of ‘power geometry’ (Massey 1993) in which female academics are positioned in distinct ways in relation to flows and interconnections of power within the university. Does the xCHANGE festival disrupt or merely reflect this power geometry? Does it create conditions for women to thrive in academia?

Item Type: Book Section
26 April 2021Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: festival, International Women’s Day, gender, power, academy
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Kate Thomas
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 15:36
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 17:22

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