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ERIC Number: EJ810244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Where Enterprise and Equity Meet: The Rise of Mentoring for Women in Australian Universities
Devos, Anita
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v29 n2 p195-205 Jun 2008
In this paper I use a governmentality framework to explore the growth of women's mentoring programmes in Australian universities over the last 10-15 years. These programmes are supported because they speak to institutional concerns with improving performance in a performative culture, while being seen to deal with the problem of gender inequity. I draw on the mentoring experiences of two women academics from a larger study to illustrate the ways women are governed and self-govern, and negotiate subjectivities through mentoring. This reading locates mentoring within a network of institutional power relations, in so doing unsettling the truths we hold about mentoring as always good and unproblematic. It offers an important account of why mentoring has become so popular in these places in these times and reflects on the implications for feminist political goals. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia