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
7 September 2018Completed
5 February 2019Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; career; higher education; space; power; geography; geography of power, gender mapping, spatial storytelling, Athena Swan
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH26 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01-03 - human geography
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: 01 Oct 2018 09:48
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:55

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