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, 12 4: 343-362. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00277.x

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Author Davies, Bronwyn
Browne, Jenny
Gannon, Susanne
Honan, Eileen
Somerville, Margaret
Title Embodied women at work in neoliberal times and places
Journal name Gender, Work and Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0968-6673
Publication date 2005-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00277.x
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 343
End page 362
Total pages 20
Editor Knights, David
Kerfoot, Deborah
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 379901 Gender Specific Studies
420303 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Abstract 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.
Keyword Social Issues
Women's Studies[
Neoliberal Managerialism
Collective Biography
Academic Work
Feminist Theory
Poststructural Theory
Q-Index Code C1

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