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Academic Career: On institutions, social capital and gender
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (PUF)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2425-2088
Högskolan Väst.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1770-7830
Umeå Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6413-6538
2018 (English)In: Higher Education Research and Development, ISSN 0729-4360, E-ISSN 1469-8366, Vol. 37, no 6, p. 1095-1108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

During decades of change in the Western higher education sector, new ways of understanding academic work have reinforced notions of the impact of social capital. The present study investigates researchers’ experiences of their own career making within two areas of Education Sciences in Swedish higher education: Childhood Studies (CS) and Science Education (SE). The structure at the CS departments is collaborative and integrated; teaching and research are seen as an entity. This structure creates a coherent career path where members of the collective group jointly produce and accumulate social capital; it also appears to be related to discourses of femininity. In the SE departments, the career structure is strategic and differentiated; the two career paths work in parallel through a differentiation between teaching and research. This appears to be related to discourses of masculinity. In conclusion, our analysis shows how social capital and gender mutually create different ways of doing an academic career.

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2018. Vol. 37, no 6, p. 1095-1108
Keywords [en]
Academic career, higher education, social capital, gender
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Educational Sciences
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Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15437DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1477743OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-15437DiVA, id: diva2:1269660
Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2019-01-09Bibliographically approved

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