Embodied women at work in neo-liberal times and places

Davies, Bronwyn, Browne, Jenny, Gannon, Susanne, Honan, Eileen and Somerville, Margaret (2006). Embodied women at work in neo-liberal times and places. In Bronwyn Davies and Susanne Gannon (Ed.), Doing Collective Biography: Investigating the Production of Subjectivity 1 ed. (pp. 61-78) Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.

Author Davies, Bronwyn
Browne, Jenny
Gannon, Susanne
Honan, Eileen
Somerville, Margaret
Title of chapter Embodied women at work in neo-liberal times and places
Title of book Doing Collective Biography: Investigating the Production of Subjectivity
Place of Publication Berkshire, UK
Publisher Open University Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Other
Edition 1
ISBN 0 335 22044 4
Editor Bronwyn Davies
Susanne Gannon
Chapter number 4
Start page 61
End page 78
Total pages 18
Total chapters 10
Language eng
Subjects 330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
749905 Gender aspects of education
BX
1699 Other Studies in Human Society
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract/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.
Keyword Social Issues
Women's Studies
Neoliberal Managerialism
Collective Biography
Academic Work
Feminist Theory
Poststructural Theory
Q-Index Code BX

 
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