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Author Brooks, Ann, 1952-

Title Academic women / Ann Brooks
Published Buckingham [England] ; Bristol, Pa. : Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press, 1997


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  378.12 Bro/Awo  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series SRHE and Open University Press imprint
SRHE and Open University Press imprint.
Contents 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
Summary 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?
Analysis Academics
Cross cultural studies
Employment participation rates
Equal opportunities
Great Britain
International comparisons
New Zealand
Overseas item
Sex discrimination
Tertiary students
Notes Author at Massey University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [152]-166) and index
Subject Sex discrimination in higher education -- Great Britain -- Cross-cultural studies.
Sex discrimination in higher education -- New Zealand -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women college teachers -- Great Britain -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women college teachers -- New Zealand -- Cross-cultural studies.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Author Society for Research into Higher Education (Great Britain)
LC no. 96047866
ISBN 0335195997 (paperback)
0335196004 (hbk.)