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Embodied women at work in neoliberal times and places

Davies, Bronwyn, Browne, Jenny, Gannon, Susanne, Honan, Eileen and Somerville, Margaret 2005, Embodied women at work in neoliberal times and places, Gender, work and organization, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 343-362, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00277.x.

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Title Embodied women at work in neoliberal times and places
Author(s) Davies, Bronwyn
Browne, Jenny
Gannon, Susanne
Honan, Eileen
Somerville, Margaret
Journal name Gender, work and organization
Volume number 12
Issue number 4
Start page 343
End page 362
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2005-07
ISSN 0968-6673
1468-0432
Keyword(s) neoliberal managerialism
collective biography
academic work
feminist theory
poststructural theory
Summary In this article five women explore (female) embodiment in academic work in current workplaces. In a week-long collective biography workshop they produced written memories of themselves in their various workplaces and memories of themselves as children and as students. These memories then became the texts out of which the analysis was generated. The authors examine the constitutive and seductive effects of neoliberal discourses and practices, and in particular, the assembling of academic bodies as particular kinds of working bodies. They use the concept of chiasma, or crossing over, to trouble some aspects of binary thinking about bodies and about the relations between bodies and discourses. They examine the way that we simultaneously resist and appropriate, and are seduced by and appropriated within, neoliberal discourses and practices.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00277.x
Field of Research 160809 Sociology of Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008784

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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