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Which Side Are We On? Feminist Studies in the Time of Neoliberalism Or Neoliberal Feminist Studies?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Angeliki SifakiORCiD


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This article explores some implications of new managerial ‘reforms’ for academic culture. More specifically, it explores the effect of neoliberal academic structure on the life of academic scholars by drawing on the working hypothesis that neoliberal practices resemble religious Christian rituals and evoke feelings of guilt and indebtedness. The author cites and analyzes excerpts from academics' narratives found in feminist literature in order to demonstrate how these new ‘moral ethics’ have been internalized by feminist academics and with what sort of consequences. She concludes by reflecting on the current state of affairs in universities and by posing questions for further investigation as a collective way of resistance.

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Author(s): Sifaki A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Women's Studies International Forum

Year: 2016

Volume: 54

Pages: 111-118

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Online publication date: 07/07/2015

Acceptance date: 01/06/2015

ISSN (print): 0277-5395

ISSN (electronic): 1879-243X

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2015.06.011


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