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Resisting within the neoliberalising academy : Reflections on doing transformative doctoral research (2020)


Dedotsi, Sofia; Panić, Gorana (2020). Resisting within the neoliberalising academy : Reflections on doing transformative doctoral research. Emotion, Space and Society, 35, 100657. DOI: 10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100657


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All authors or editors: Dedotsi, Sofia; Panić, Gorana
Journal or series: Emotion, Space and Society
ISSN: 1755-4586
eISSN: 1878-0040
Publication year: 2020
Volume: 35
Article number: 100657
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication country: Netherlands
Publication language: English
Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available
Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68295
Additional information: Special Issue on Reclaiming failure in geography: Academic honesty in a neoliberal world; Edited by Thom Davies, Tom Disney and Elly Harrowell


Abstract

This paper reflects on the authors' experiences in doing transformative research in two countries of South East Europe - Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina, during their doctoral studies abroad – United Kingdom and Finland. Within the neoliberal context of academia which celebrates ‘success stories’, research committed to change and action may not always be welcomed and may even be considered as a pathway to ‘failure’. Reflecting on this type of 'failure' and 'opportunity' through our personal stories, we debate how we can resist neoliberalisation in academia from within and promote an anti-oppressive and empowering place of hope and change.

Free keywords: neoliberalism; higher education; failure; resistance


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