"Keeping your eye on the prize": Gender equality programmes in enterprise universities

Jane Wilkinson

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores the material impact of major transformations in the Australian academic field upon a group of ethnically and socioeconomically diverse academic women leaders who, because of their varying degrees of seniority, were positioned as 'key change agents' in their diverse locales. It examines two key questions. Firstly, despite long term policies of equity and diversity, how are such women leaders positioned in a field in which to be an academic leader/manager still requires that one both 'masculines and whitens'? Secondly, given the small amount of research upon such women and the largely unexamined assumption underpinning educational studies which posits white, middle-class as the naturalized subject location of leadership, what learnings can we draw from these women's experiences in relation to gender equality programmes in universities?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGender Equality Programmes in Higher Education
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
    EditorsSabine Grenz, Beate Kortendiek, Marianne Kriszio, Andrea Lö Löther
    Place of PublicationWiesbaden, Germany
    PublisherVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
    Chapter7
    Pages101-118
    Number of pages18
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9783531161419
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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