Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University

Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures

Editors: Taylor, Yvette, Lahad, Kinneret (Eds.)

  • Highlights the difficulties of holding a position within academia and how these might differ across the career span
  • Draws together an international and interdisciplinary range of contributions to present a variety of experiences
  • Asks whether feminist spaces can offer freedom or flight from the corporatized and commercialised neoliberal university
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This book offers a contemporary account of what it means to inhabit academia as a privilege, risk, entitlement or a failure. Drawing on international perspectives from a range of academic disciplines, it asks whether feminist spaces can offer freedom or flight from the corporatized and commercialized neoliberal university. How are feminist voices felt, heard, received, silenced, and masked? What is it to be a feminist academic in the neoliberal university? How are expectations, entitlements and burdens felt in inhabiting feminist positions and what of 'bad feeling' or 'unhappiness' amongst feminists? The volume consider these issues from across the career course, including from 'early career' and senior established scholars, as these diverse categories are themselves entangled in academic structures, sentiments and subjectivities; they are solidified in, for example, entry and promotion schemes as well as funding calls, and they ask us to identify in particular stages of 'being' or 'becoming' academic, while arguably denying the possibility of ever arriving. It will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of Education, Sociology, and Gender Studies.

About the authors

Yvette Taylor is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde, UK, and has held a Fulbright Scholarship at Rutgers University, USA, in 2010-2011, as well as a British Academy mid-career fellowship 'Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives' in 2013-2014.
Kinneret Lahad is a senior lecturer at the NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, USA, Venice International University and Ca'Foscari University, Italy, and an honorary research fellow at Manchester University, UK.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University: Feminist Flights, Fights, and Failures

    Taylor, Yvette (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Failure to Launch? Feminist Endeavors as a Partial Academic

    Shipley, Heather

    Pages 17-32

  • Feminist Conference Time: Aiming (Not) to Have Been There

    Henderson, Emily F.

    Pages 33-60

  • Navigating the Emotional Landscapes of Academia: Queer Encounters

    Taylor, Yvette

    Pages 61-85

  • China with ‘Foreign Talent’ Characteristics: A ‘Guerrilla’ Autoethnography of Performing ‘Foreign Talentness’ in a Chinese University

    Misiaszek, Lauren Ila

    Pages 87-114

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64224-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64223-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University
Book Subtitle
Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures
Editors
  • Yvette Taylor
  • Kinneret Lahad
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64224-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64224-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64223-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 368
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