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ERIC Number: EJ1085828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Troubling Intra-Actions: Gender, Neo-Liberalism and Research in the Global Academy
Morley, Louise
Journal of Education Policy, v31 n1 p28-45 2016
This article raises questions about gender in the neo-liberalised research economy. Theoretically, it includes Barad's concept of intra-action to analyse how discursive-material differences between research winners and losers are created and sustained. Empirically, it draws on international research conducted at British Council seminars on "Absent Talent: Women in Research and Academic Leadership." I examine how neo-liberal policy cultures of financialisation and market values are entangled in research processes, management, and academic identities. I discuss the intra-actions or mingling of knowledge capitalism, research as a vehicle for surveillance and performance management, the affective economy, gendered maldistributions of opportunity structures and academic identities. I argue that research is increasingly instrumentalised as a major relay of power in the construction and destruction of academic identities, with material and affective consequences. The paper poses questions about how disqualifications are constituted and reproduced via a range of intra-actions including research financialisation and its impact on academic identities and the under-representation of women as research leaders in the global academy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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