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


Nokkala,Terhi; Bataille, Pierre; Siekkinen, Taru; Goastellec, Gaële (2020). Academic Career, Mobility and the National Gender Regimes in Switzerland and Finland. In Weimer, Leasa; Nokkala, Terhi (Eds.) Universities as Political Institutions : Higher Education Institutions in the Middle of Academic, Economic and Social Pressures, Higher Education Research in the 21st Century Series, 12. Leiden: Brill Sense, 262-286. DOI: 10.1163/9789004422582_012


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nokkala,Terhi; Bataille, Pierre; Siekkinen, Taru; Goastellec, Gaële

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

Parent publication editors: Weimer, Leasa; Nokkala, Terhi

ISBN: 978-90-04-42257-5

eISBN: 978-90-04-42258-2

Journal or series: Higher Education Research in the 21st Century Series

ISSN: 2542-8837

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 12

Pages range: 262-286

Number of pages in the book: 336

Publisher: Brill Sense

Place of Publication: Leiden

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1163/9789004422582_012

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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.


Keywords: universities; institutions of higher education; tertiary education; working life; labour market; university-educated labour; research work; career development; mobility; international mobility; occupational mobility; mobility of labour; gender


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