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CONCEPT MAP-MEDIATED INTERVIEW METHODOLOGY: EXPLORING GENDER IN ACADEMIC CAREERS

Kandiko Howson, Camille B. CONCEPT MAP-MEDIATED INTERVIEW METHODOLOGY: EXPLORING GENDER IN ACADEMIC CAREERS.

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Abstract

Why do women succeed in higher education—but only to a certain point? This paper develops earlier research on the role that prestige plays in academic careers, and aims to explore the extent to which prestige is a gendered concept in academia. Drawing on 30 semi-structured concept map-mediated interviews this project explored the gendered nature of the prestige economy in academia and subsequently how mid-career academic women strategise their career development, and what barriers they perceive. Concept maps were used to facilitate interviewees career planning, facilitate dialogue and provide an artefact from the interviewee’s own perspective. In terms of prestige, women generally feel that men access ‘indicators of esteem’ more easily. Many women also had ambivalent feelings about gaining recognition through prestige: they understood the importance of status and knew the ‘rules of the game’, but were critical of these rules and reluctant to pursue prestige.

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Depositing User: Claudia Martínez
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 07:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 07:45
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/484

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