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The inclusion of female PhD students in academia: A case study of a Swedish university department

Publiceringsår: 2003
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 154-174
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: GENDER WORK AND ORGANIZATION
Volym: 10
Nummer: 2
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: BLACKWELL PUBL LTD

Sammanfattning

The article introduces a framework for understanding women's entry into the academic world and how it interacts with internal departmental structures and practices. It presents three specific strategies applied by a group of women to gain a doctorate and acceptance in their department. Few previous studies have stressed women's strategies to cope with the organizational setting in academia. The article draws on previous research on women in academia and how organizational characteristics influence women's careers. It is based on a case study of a Swedish university department. Sweden is often recognized for creating favourable working conditions for women. Yet the Swedish academic world is very male-dominated at the top and even the medium level. It is also more common than in many other Western countries that academics stay on at the department where they graduated. Therefore, a PhD is often a first step in a career within that department.

Disputation

Nyckelord

  • Social Sciences
  • gender
  • academia
  • entry strategies
  • workplace inclusion
  • PhD students

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  • ISSN: 0968-6673

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