1. Jobs for the Boys: Academic Women in the UK, 1900-1990 -- 2. Women's Experience of the UK Academy --3. Academic Women in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1970-1990 -- 4. Academic Women's Experience of the Academy in Aotearoa/New Zealand -- 5. Gender, Power and the Academy: Patterns of Discrimination and Disadvantage for Academic Women in the UK and Aotearoa/New Zealand -- App. 1. Researching the Academic Community -Methodological Issues -- App. 2. Questionnaire -Researching the Experience of Women Academics in Higher Education -- App. 3. Massey University -Academic Salaries
Academic Women explores these questions and investigates the relationships between gender, power and the academy through an analysis of the position of academic women in higher education in the UK and New Zealand. It considers the gap between the models of equality and academic fairness which are said to characterize academic life and the sexist reality of the academy. Ann Brooks combines new and original data drawn from statistical evidence and from the results of questionnaires and interviews with British and New Zealand women academics; and this evidence is located within a wider framework of historical evidence on the position of academic women in both countries
How and why have women academics experienced patterns of exclusion, segregation and discrimination in higher education? To what extent are academic relationships characterized by endemic sexism in defence of male privilege? What parallels are there in patterns of discrimination and disadvantage for academic women in different cultural contexts?
Cross cultural studies
Employment participation rates
Author at Massey University
Includes bibliographical references (pages -166) and index