Gendered Universities in Globalized Economies

Gendered Universities in Globalized Economies : Power, Careers, and Sacrifices

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Gendered Universities in Globalized Economies combines the best in theoretical analysis and practical research in an insightful survey of the organizational culture of the university in today's globalized world. Currie, Thiele, and Harris's qualitative research-narrating the views of academics, general staff, and managers of American and Australian universities-examines the gendered power structure of university life. Gendered Universities describes the corporatized university from the inside, showing how neoliberal globalization has forced it to become more competitive, aggressive, and entrepreneurial. The authors consider why universities seem to preserve patriarchal cultures despite pervasive equal opportunity legislation and feminist activism on campus. This important study is a must read for education, gender, and policy studies scholars seeking a deeper understanding of globalization and the impact of the "new managerialism" on equity more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliog , index
  • 0739103644
  • 9780739103647

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The data and the author's analyses are extraordinarily detailed. Currie, Thiele and Harris examine numerous variables, each including multiple subcategories. Unlike other writers who merely describe problems, these authors go further to suggest remedies... Gendered Universities in Globalized Economies is a smart book, and the research is robust. Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources This is a wonderful work on the changing nature of the twenty-first century university... It is really inspiring! -- Richard Collier, University of Newcastle upon Tyneshow more

About Jan Currie

Jan Currie is an Associate Professor of Education at Murdoch University. Bev Thiele is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Murdoch University. Patricia Harris is Associate Professor of Sociology at Murdoch more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The Anglo-American Context Chapter 3 Globalization and Higher Education Chapter 4 Gendered Universities Part 5 The Australian Study Chapter 6 Context of the Australian Study Chapter 7 Normalization of Male Working Styles Chapter 8 Anatomy of Power in Universities Chapter 9 View from the Top: Captain of the Ship Chapter 10 View from Below: Sacrifices and Success in Greedy Universities Chapter 11 Conclusion: A Critical and Conserving Agenda for Universitiesshow more