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

Dedotsi, S., & Panić, G. (2020). Resisting within the neoliberalising academy : Reflections on doing transformative doctoral research. Emotion, Space and Society, 35, Article 100657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100657

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Publication details

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100657

Publication open access: Not open

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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


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.

Keywords: neoliberalism; tertiary education; failure; resistance (politics); social justice; critical theory

Free keywords: neoliberalism; higher education; failure; resistance

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Reporting Year: 2020

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