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Measures of success: cruel optimism and the paradox of academic women's participation in Australian higher education

Lipton, Briony


This paper examines the reworking of gender in the measured university and the impact this has on gender equality in academia. Neoliberal market rationalities and measurements embedded in academic publishing, funding and promotion have transformed Australian higher education and impacts upon the careers of academic women in ways that are gendered. Based on a series of in-depth qualitative interviews with female academics, this paper focuses on the performative and discursive decisions women...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Higher Education Research and Development
DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1290053


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