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Academic Career, Mobility and the National Gender Regimes in Switzerland and Finland (2020)


Nokkala, T., Bataille, P., Siekkinen, T., & Goastellec, G. (2020). Academic Career, Mobility and the National Gender Regimes in Switzerland and Finland. In L. Weimer, & T. Nokkala (Eds.), Universities as Political Institutions : Higher Education Institutions in the Middle of Academic, Economic and Social Pressures (pp. 262-286). Brill Sense. Higher Education Research in the 21st Century Series, 12. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004422582_012


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Publication details

All authors or editorsNokkala,Terhi; Bataille, Pierre; Siekkinen, Taru; Goastellec, Gaële

Parent publicationUniversities as Political Institutions : Higher Education Institutions in the Middle of Academic, Economic and Social Pressures

Parent publication editorsWeimer, Leasa; Nokkala, Terhi

ISBN978-90-04-42257-5

eISBN978-90-04-42258-2

Journal or seriesHigher Education Research in the 21st Century Series

ISSN2542-8837

Publication year2020

Number in series12

Pages range262-286

Number of pages in the book336

PublisherBrill Sense

Place of PublicationLeiden

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1163/9789004422582_012

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print)https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02539311/


Abstract

The probability of reaching a permanent academic position is strongly gendered in most if not all higher education systems. Though a widely studied phenomenon, few studies problematise the way national contexts – both academic and non-academic – that shape employment structures and national gender regimes are interpreted by individual academics, and frame their career strategies and the ways of subjectively coping with the norms of academic careers. Aiming to fill this research gap, this chapter compares the subjective representations of early career academics in terms of career expectation and articulation between professional and private sphere in two contrasted national contexts; Finland and Switzerland. Focusing especially on international mobility, the paper aims to reveal how national polities matter to understand young academics’ strategies and how these strategies are shaped – or not – by gender relationships in the era of the so called ‘internationalisation’ of academic labour markets and the norm of the academic staff mobility.


Keywordsuniversitiesinstitutions of higher educationtertiary educationworking lifelabour marketuniversity-educated labourresearch workcareer developmentmobilityinternational mobilityoccupational mobilitymobility of labourgender


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating1


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