This chapter focuses on the relationship of gender and science and on gender construction processes within the domains of formal production and legitimation of knowledge, namely universities. The first part of the chapter addresses the persistence of significant gender asymmetries in these domains. In fact, despite women’s increased presence in educational spheres, evidence continues to persist of the existence of gender disparities in participation in technical and scientific educational programs, as well as of imbalance in higher status scientific careers. These asymmetries seem to be today reinforced by the emerging practices of science production and of evaluation of scientific performances, as well as by the new work arrangements in scientific organisations, due to the growing hegemony of neoliberal models. In the second part attention is focused on strategies aimed to combat gender asymmetries in scientific and academic organisations in Europe. In particular I consider the projects funded by the European Commission in recent years aimed to reduce gender inequality in science under the label of “structural changes”, by attempting to illustrate their strenghts and weaknesses. In the concluding section some of the issues arising from the consideration of European policies on gender and science are taken up and developed in light of the stimuli offered by Connell’s theory.

Gender Politics in Academia in the Neoliberal Age / Poggio, Barbara. - STAMPA. - (2018), pp. 234-260.

Gender Politics in Academia in the Neoliberal Age

Poggio, Barbara
2018

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the relationship of gender and science and on gender construction processes within the domains of formal production and legitimation of knowledge, namely universities. The first part of the chapter addresses the persistence of significant gender asymmetries in these domains. In fact, despite women’s increased presence in educational spheres, evidence continues to persist of the existence of gender disparities in participation in technical and scientific educational programs, as well as of imbalance in higher status scientific careers. These asymmetries seem to be today reinforced by the emerging practices of science production and of evaluation of scientific performances, as well as by the new work arrangements in scientific organisations, due to the growing hegemony of neoliberal models. In the second part attention is focused on strategies aimed to combat gender asymmetries in scientific and academic organisations in Europe. In particular I consider the projects funded by the European Commission in recent years aimed to reduce gender inequality in science under the label of “structural changes”, by attempting to illustrate their strenghts and weaknesses. In the concluding section some of the issues arising from the consideration of European policies on gender and science are taken up and developed in light of the stimuli offered by Connell’s theory.
Gender Reckonings. New Social Theory and Research
New York
New York University Press
9781479809349
Poggio, Barbara
Gender Politics in Academia in the Neoliberal Age / Poggio, Barbara. - STAMPA. - (2018), pp. 234-260.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Chapter 9 FINAL.pdf

Solo gestori archivio

Descrizione: testo capitolo
Tipologia: Post-print referato (Refereed author’s manuscript)
Licenza: Tutti i diritti riservati (All rights reserved)
Dimensione 198.52 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
198.52 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11572/181434
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact