We highlight the potential benefits of interdependent metaphors which are able to reflect more fully the structurally situated nature of (female) agency. These metaphors, while recognizing the (multiple and intersecting) structural constraints that women may face both within and outwith the academy, are able to capture more fully the different forms female power and agency can take. Consequently, they contribute both to the politicization of problems that female academics may face and to the stimulation of collective responses for a fairer and better academy.
We thank Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos for their helpful comments on an earlier draft of this chapter.
Amery, F., Bates, S., Jenkins, L. and Savigny, H. (2015), "Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004–2013", At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge (Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 245-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620150000020022
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2015 Emerald Group Publishing Limited