Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

The Positioning and Making of Female Professors

Pushing Career Advancement Open

Editors: Murray, Rowena, Mifsud, Denise (Eds.)

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  • Examines the experiences and stories of female professors
  • Explores how careers were 'made' rather than focusing on stumbling blocks 
  • Uses various theoretical and methodological approaches to understand how women navigate the process of becoming a professor
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This book explores the experiences and perspectives of female professors. Analysing the gendering of this process using various theoretical perspectives, this edited collection examines the active ‘making’ of careers, and how this has been possible. The editors and contributors cut across institutions, cultures and continents to seek to understand how women navigate the gendered process of becoming a professor, with each chapter applying a different theoretical or methodological approach to her experience. The chapters are not mere descriptions of career trajectories, but analytic narratives anchored within distinct theoretical and philosophical frameworks. In turn, they shed important light on how – and if – institutional structures and systems are adapting to move towards gender equality. Offering practical advice as well as thoughtful reflection, this book will be of especial interest to early career female academics. 

About the authors

Rowena Murray is Professor and Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. 
Denise Mifsud is an Associate Fellow of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre of Educational Research, Malta and part-time lecturer at the University of Malta.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Positioning and Making of Female Academics—A Review of the Literature

    Pages 1-26

    Mifsud, Denise

  • Being Tough, Being Humorous and Being Explicitly Feminist—The “Intrinsically Disordered Nature” of My Ways Around Academia

    Pages 27-48

    Menezes, Isabel

  • ‘You Must Wait to Be Asked’: Career Advancement and the Maternal Body

    Pages 49-73

    Gatrell, Caroline

  • Babies Taught Me How to “Do” Academia: Crafting a Career in an Institution That Was Not Built for Mothers

    Pages 75-87

    Mazak, Catherine M.

  • Writing Myself into an Academic Career

    Pages 89-111

    Murray, Rowena

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eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26187-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26186-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Positioning and Making of Female Professors
Book Subtitle
Pushing Career Advancement Open
Editors
  • Rowena Murray
  • Denise Mifsud
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26187-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26187-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26186-3
Series ISSN
2524-6445
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 241
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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