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The Exploitation of Academic Work: Women in Teaching at Swedish Universities
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (PAUS)
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (PAUS)
2018 (English)In: Higher Education Policy, ISSN 0952-8733, E-ISSN 1740-3863, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This study concerns some of the implications of the increasing commodification of the higher education sector. It tries to highlight how higher education institutions have developed in the late 2000s through the reform path that was introduced to transform programmes and employees into marketable products. New forms of governance that change institutional contexts and concrete practices accompany this change. Based on interviews with a group of female academic lecturers and teachers, we look in particular at how the work structure is organized and practised at Swedish universities. The results illustrate a greater division of labour and a fragmentation of academic work that can be explained by recent developments. More specifically, it appears as if female academics in teaching-intensive departments do work that serves the interests of others (often men), foremost in areas and practices such as research.

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London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Vol. 31, no 1, p. 1-17
Keywords [en]
academic work, governance, division of labour, gender teaching
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Social Sciences Educational Sciences Pedagogical Work
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Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14695DOI: 10.1057/s41307-017-0041-0ISI: 000429387400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85014096801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-14695DiVA, id: diva2:1232320
Available from: 2018-07-11 Created: 2018-07-11 Last updated: 2018-07-12Bibliographically approved

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