ERIC Number: EJ1063549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Exploring Women Faculty's Experiences and Perceptions in Higher Education: The Effects of Feminism?
Gender and Education, v27 n4 p376-392 2015
This study analyses women faculty's discourse about feminism, themselves, and their professional experiences as scholars in the North American university context. This case study pushes at the boundaries of what we believe we know about "the gender question" in the academy, opening a discursive space for scholars to examine university policies and practices. Poststructuralist emphasis on the complexity and changing nature of power relations offer a framework that makes sense of the ways in which women are simultaneously affected by power relations and engage in power relations. I use feminist poststructuralist discourse analysis to analyse women's talk about their experiences in order to carve a path for moving beyond the deconstruction of discourse in order to unpack how it marginalises and silences women, even within and to themselves.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Higher Education, Feminism, Womens Studies, Case Studies, Discourse Analysis, Phenomenology, Consciousness Raising, Biographies, Semi Structured Interviews, Resumes (Personal), Content Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America