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Careers of Early- and Mid-career Academics
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Ankara University, Turkey.
Stellenbosch University, South Africa. .
2013 (English)In: Generation and Gender in Academia / [ed] Barbara Bagilhole & Kate White, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 1, 127-165 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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"Generation and Gender in Academia is the first cross-cultural analysis of the differences in career trajectories and experiences between a senior and younger group of women academics. This volume uses individual autobiographies of women academics in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom, who are members of the international feminist research consortium--the Women in Higher Education Management (WHEM) Network. Four major themes in their stories are national context; organisational context; family, class and location; and agency. While the younger generation believe they are entitled to careers on the same terms as their male colleagues, major challenges remain. These include countering the argument that the battles have been won for younger academics; lack of support and mentoring at the outset of careers; the continuing difficulty of aspiring to a traditional academic career path; capacity for playing the 'game' in managerial universities; and recognising mobility as crucial to career success.

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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 1. 127-165 p.
Keyword [en]
College teachers-Social conditions, Universities and colleges-nited States- aculty, College teaching-ocational guidance, Age and employment, Women in higher education, Women college teachers, Universities and colleges Faculty
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95871ISBN: 978-1-137-26916-4OAI: diva2:638859
Available from: 2013-08-03 Created: 2013-08-03 Last updated: 2014-11-11Bibliographically approved

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