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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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All authors or editorsDedotsi, Sofia; Panić, Gorana

Journal or seriesEmotion, Space and Society

ISSN1755-4586

eISSN1878-0040

Publication year2020

Volume35

Article number100657

PublisherElsevier

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100657

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68295

Additional informationSpecial 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.


Keywordsneoliberalismtertiary educationfailureresistance (politics)social justicecritical theory

Free keywordsneoliberalism; higher education; failure; resistance


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Reporting Year2020

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