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Singing the Post-discrimination Blues: Note for a Critique of Academic Meritocracy

Jenkins, Fiona


This chapter argues that despite the wide-spread institution of gender-blind procedures for appointments and promotions, meritocracy as it operates in academic institutions still fails to realise progressive ideals. Although in certain respects meritocratic systems facilitate women's entry to institutions, they can also serve to validate women's 'failures' to advance in their careers. Arguing from the fact of the persistence of women's minor status in certain disciplinary areas, and taking...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.003.0005


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