We Only Talk Feminist Here: Feminist Academics, Voice And Agency In The Neoliberal University by Briony LiptonWe Only Talk Feminist Here: Feminist Academics, Voice And Agency In The Neoliberal University by Briony Lipton

We Only Talk Feminist Here: Feminist Academics, Voice And Agency In The Neoliberal University

byBriony Lipton, Elizabeth MacKinlay

Hardcover | December 15, 2016

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This book explores what it means to 'only talk feminist here' in the contemporary neoliberal university. How do feminist academics effect change? How are feminist voices sounded, heard, received, silenced, and masked? We Only Talk Feminist Here offers insight into the complexities, contradictions, and possibilities of 'talking feminist'; of writing as speaking, problematising notions of voice and agency, of speaking into the silences and the ways in which we fight for and flee to feminist spaces, and of talking back. This book presents new possibilities for framing 'talking feminist' differently, by exploring what we say, when we say it, how we say it, and what it means when we do any of these things in terms of our multiple and shifting feminist subjectivities. We Only Talk Feminist Here draws upon interviews and conversations with feminist academics in Australia to demonstrate the performative and discursive moves feminist academics make in order to be heard and effect change to the gendered status quo in Australian higher education.
Briony Lipton is a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology, The Australian National University, Australia. Her current research explores the relationship between academic women, feminism, neoliberalism, university leadership, and gender equality in Australian higher education. Elizabeth Mackinlay is Associate Professor in the School o...
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Title:We Only Talk Feminist Here: Feminist Academics, Voice And Agency In The Neoliberal UniversityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pagesPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319400770

ISBN - 13:9783319400778

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Framing Feminist Talk.- Chapter 2. Writing as Speaking.- Chapter 3. Concepts of Voice and Feminism.- Chapter 4. Speaking into the Silence.- Chapter 5. A Final (In)decision: Talking Feminist.

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"The neoliberal university makes much of their gender equity policies and high participation rates of women, yet antagonism to feminism and feminists, in all our diversities, is constant and virulent. We must take on the 'masters' both using and smashing their tools (to misquote Audre Lorde). Briony Lipton and Liz Mackinlay demonstrate how, in this sweeping yet rigorous analysis. It could be read as a narrative of paralysing negative experiences, but equally as a manual for feminist resistance." (Dr Jeannie Rea, National President of the National Tertiary Education Union, and academic at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia)"We Only Talk Feminist Here is a brave and exciting work that challenges conventional approaches to academic writing. Drawing on creative anecdotes, an archive of interviews with academic women, and an extensive body of feminist literature, this book provides a unique insight into being feminist in the contemporary space of the neoliberal university. [It] will no doubt contribute meaningfully to feminist discussions more broadly." (Dr Hannah McCann, Lecturer, Gender Studies, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)