ERIC Number: EJ1205580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Marketised University and the Politics of Motherhood
Amsler, Sarah; Motta, Sara C.
Gender and Education, v31 n1 p82-99 2019
In this paper, we offer a critique of neoliberal power from the perspective of the gendered, sexualised, raced and classed politics of motherhood in English universities. By using dialogical auto-ethnographic methods to examine our own past experiences as full-time employed mother-academics, we demonstrate how feminist academic praxis can not only help make the gendered workings of neoliberal power more visible, but also enable us to nurture and sustain alternative ways of being and working in, against and outside the university. Far from desiring greater inclusion into a system which enshrines repressive logics of productivity and reproduces gendered subjectivities, inequalities, silences and exclusions, we aim to refuse and transgress it by bringing feminist critiques of knowledge, labour and neoliberalism to bear on how we understand our own experiences of motherhood in the academic world.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Commercialization, Politics of Education, Neoliberalism, Mothers, Feminism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Gender Issues, Criticism, College Faculty, Power Structure, Professional Identity, Praxis, Social Theories, Women Faculty, Resistance (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; Australia