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978-0-7391-8215-4 • Hardback • April 2015 • $96.00 • (£74.00)
978-0-7391-8216-1 • eBook • April 2015 • $91.00 • (£70.00)
Lia Bryant is associate professor in sociology and social work and director for the Centre for Social Change in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia.
Katrina Jaworski is lecturer in the School of Communication and International Studies, University of South Australia. She is also a visiting research fellow at the School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide.
1. Introduction: Daring to Walk on the Grass
Lia Bryant and Katrina Jaworski
2. Honor Bound
3. Passionate Activism as Academic Labour: The Emotional Body of Pedagogical Politics
Christine Beasley and Katrina Jaworski
4. ‘Cutting the Mustard’: Standing your Ground in the Process of Producing Doctoral Dissertations
5. Stuck Between Two Languages: The Ethics of Writing a Doctoral Dissertation in the English Language
6. Caring Labor and Caringscapes at the Margins of Academic Work
7. Safe to Feel Vulnerable: The Emotional Space of the Doctoral Supervisory Relationship
8. The Liminal Space of PhD Candidature: Becoming Doctor
9. Conclusion: Walking on the Grass 84 Years Later
Katrina Jaworski and Lia Bryant
[T]his book may be of interest to those who want to learn more about women’s ‘journeys of transition or transgression into academe’, particularly in the Australian context, and to those interested in gender and comparative education studies.
— Association for Feminist Anthropology
Through a series of methodologically innovative and theoretically insightful chapters, authors take the typically overlooked or muted emotional and affective dimensions of doctoral training and place them at the fore. In doing so they produce a rich and unique collection which challenges, complicates and enlivens our understanding of what it means to be a doctoral student or doctoral supervisor in the contemporary neoliberal university.
— Barbara Pini, Griffith University
Students, researchers and teachers will be inspired by this book and by its lively attention to some of the less recognised issues and inequalities faced by women academics at every stage of their career. The book helps to challenge taken for granted and invisible assumptions about the gendering of the academy, opening up spaces for doing things differently and encouraging us to follow Virginia Woolf in ‘walking on the grass’.
— Jo Little, University of Exeter