This book harnesses the expertise of women academics who have constructed innovative approaches to challenging existing sexual disadvantage in the academy. Countering the prevailing postfeminist discourse, the contributors to this volume argue that sexism needs to be named in order to be challenged and resisted. Exploring a complex, intersectional and diverse arrangement of resistance strategies, the contributors outline useful tools to resist, subvert and identify sexist policy and practice that can be deployed by organisations and collectives as well as individuals. The volume explores pedagogical, curriculum and research approaches as well as case studies which expose, satirise and subvert sexism in the academy: instead, embodied and slow scholarship as political tools of resistance are introduced. A call for action against the propagation of sexism and gender disadvantage in the academy, this important book will appeal to students and scholars of sexism in higher education as well as all those committed to working towards gender e/quality.
is Researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Her research explores gender inequity in the academy and feminist, narrative and arts informed approaches to research.
Contributors: Gail Crimmins, Ruth Pearce, Maria Tsouroufli, Elizabeth Beckmann, Ruth Lewis, Sundari Anitha, Heather Laube, Sandy O’Sullivan, Anagha Tambe, Katy Deepwell, Kay Siebler, Kate Carruthers Thomas, Susanne Gannon, Marnina Gonick, Briony Lipton, Anna Rigmor Moxnes, #FEAS, The Women Who Write, The Res-Sisters