This chapter will explore how different feminist theories and theorists have informed what counts as research, what is defined as a research issue, and methodological approaches to research in higher education. It will consider the theoretical and methodological tools feminist academics have mobilized in order to develop more powerful explanations of how gender and other forms of difference work in the relation to the positioning of the individual, higher education and the nation state within globalized economies. It pays particular regard to the feminist political project of social justice.
The chapter draws on research projects funded by the Australian Research Council, the most recent being Leadership in Entrepreneurial Universities: Diversity and disengagement (2011–2013).
Blackmore, J. (2013), "Within/Against: Feminist Theory as Praxis in Higher Education Research", Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 175-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3628(2013)0000009013Download as .RIS
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