A Final (In)decision: Talking Feminist

  • Briony Lipton
  • Elizabeth Mackinlay
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


We conclude this book with further provocations about what it means to ‘only talk feminist here’ in contemporary Australian higher education that raise much broader methodological, epistemological, and ontological issues. This chapter emphasises why it is still so important to continue to talk feminist, examining the ways in which feminist academics talk back in their daily working lives and inspire a sense of collective solidarity in a highly competitive and individualistic neoliberal university.


Gender Equity Professional Development Session Ontological Issue Australian High Education Feminist Academic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Briony Lipton
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Mackinlay
    • 2
  1. 1.School of SociologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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