Civic engagement as empowerment: sharing our names and remembering our her-stories—resisting ofuniversity

Henderson, Linda and Black, Ali and Crimmins, Gail and Jones, Janice K. (2019) Civic engagement as empowerment: sharing our names and remembering our her-stories—resisting ofuniversity. In: Strategies for resisting sexism in the academy: higher education, gender and intersectionality. Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, United States, pp. 287-304. ISBN 978-3-030-04851-8

Abstract

In this chapter, The Women Who Write speak from their experiences as female academics to expose and collectively resist the competitive, masculinised, individualising culture of academia. Drawing upon the dystopic narratives of surrogacy, surveillance and survival in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, this chapter creates a fertile space for sharing entangled stories and complex truths: women walking with/in the university, but not Ofuniversity. Against global representations of a corporatised academe, this chapter speaks-back to the academic machine, asserting that women are more-than productive surrogates, even as they are overlooked/unnamed. By speaking their names and human stories, the authors re-vision academia and re-position themselves not as the public possession of academia but as beings Ofearth, Ofourselves, and Ofeachother.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published files associated with this record cannot be displayed. Janice K Jones was a member of The Women Who Write during the years in which the group co-authored and presented works.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 02:48
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 02:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-feminist discourse, disadvantage, resistance strategies, pedagogy, political subversion, sexism in higher education
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04852-5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36621

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