Globalization and Women in Academia: North/west-south/east - Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education (Hardback)Carmen Luke (author)
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Western feminist research has established that relatively few women hold senior positions in universities and colleges. Using the now common metaphor of the "glass ceiling," this research has developed a range of social, cultural, and institutional explanations for women's underrepresentation in academic life. International studies show that women in non-Western countries are also underrepresented in higher education. Yet do Western explanations and strategies for change hold for academic women working in non-Western universities? The very diversity among women's experiences calls into question many of the analytic tools, terms, claims, and solutions formulated by Western feminism. This is the first study to show how cultural differences figure into the institutional dynamics of "glass ceilings." It raises important theoretical and practical, strategic, and tactical questions about issues of cultural difference and institutional power.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm