Feelings of change: alternative feminist professional trajectories

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By 2008 concepts of precariousness, insecurity, temporary or episodic labor in the new political economy started describing the work and life situations of young academics in the United States (Armano and Murgia, 2013; Brophy and Peuter, 2007; Gerard and Murgia, 2012; Ylijoki, 2010). At the same time the terms 'all-administrative,' 'commercialization,' 'corporatization,' 'academic capitalism,' and ' neoliberalization' were signaling further changes in higher education institutions in the US (Derek 2003; Chomsky, 2014; Gill, 2010; Ginsberg, 2011; Mills, 2012; Soley 1995). This chapter addresses the trajectories of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) PhDs who left academia in search for professional lives that combine feminist scholarship with activism, service, and policy making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeeling Academic in the Neoliberal University
Subtitle of host publicationFeminist Flights, Fights and Failures
EditorsYvette Taylor, Kinneret Lahad
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Number of pages22
StateE-pub ahead of print - 27 Dec 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Gender and Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

    Research areas

  • gender, education, feminism

Bibliographical note

Lovin, C-L 2017, Feelings of change: alternative feminist professional trajectories. in Y Taylor & K Lahad (eds), Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University: Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures, 2017, Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64224-6

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