Cultural sexism is ordinary: writing and re-writing women in academia

Date

2017-07-05

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Publisher

Wiley

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

When we ‘write women’ in academia, the focus in much of the literature to date has been to write about women. The focus of this article is the writing of women themselves; to give voice to women's experiences as constructors of knowledge. Through so doing this article uses writing as praxis; as a mechanism to disrupt, challenge and open a space for renegotiation of cultural norms within academic institutions. Based on qualitative data collection over a 5 year period, this article writes women’s experiences and unpacks the way in which cultural sexism has become and ordinary feature of women’s academic lives. It also considers ways in which the underlying cultural interpretations of structures may be re-written.

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Keywords

academia, sexism, women

Citation

Savigny, H. (2017) Cultural sexism is ordinary: writing and re-writing women in academia. Gender, Work and Organisation, 24 (6), pp. 643-655

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Media and Communication Research Centre (MCRC)