Gerry Canavan

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9781107052468* The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction has a pre-order page! Open your wallets! Contact your local librarian! Get your Hugo nomination ballots ready!

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Through its increasing corporatization in the last two decades, the university in the United States has implemented an organizational ideology that has created a climate unfavorable for women faculty. By overvaluing and intensifying managerial principles, the university in the United States has strengthened discursive masculinity and has worsened women faculty’s likelihood of professional advancement. Consequently, the adoption and implementation of managerialism in higher education in the United States is a question of gender equity for the academic profession. Feminist educational scholars have been relatively quiet on the growth of managerialism in the university and its impact on gender equity. In particular, feminist scrutiny of managerialism’s discursive masculinity and its effects on gender equity in the university has been lacking. This conceptual article presents a feminist analysis of managerialism and its implications for women faculty in the United States; it examines how managerial culture and practices adopted by universities have revived, reinforced, and deepened the discourse of masculinity.

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  1. Is there a table of contents for the Cambridge Companion?

    Stephen Frug

    August 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    • Yes, you can find one at the Cambridge UP site:

      http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/american-literature/cambridge-companion-american-science-fiction

      1. The mightiest machine: the development of American science fiction from the 1920s to the 1960s Gary Westfahl
      2. Dangerous visions: new-wave and post-new-wave science fiction Darren Harris-Fain
      3. American science fiction after 9/11 David M. Higgins
      4. Afrofuturism in American science fiction Lisa Yaszek
      5. Feminist and queer science fiction in America Alexis Lothian
      6. The futures market: American utopias Mark Bould
      7. American slipstream: science fiction and literary respectability Rob Latham
      8. Hollywood science fiction Sherryl Vint
      9. US superpower and superpowered Americans in science fiction and comic books Matthew Costello
      10. Digital games and science fiction Patrick Jagoda
      11. Fandom and fan culture Karen Hellekson
      12. American frontiers John Rieder
      13. Science, technology and the environment Priscilla Wald
      14. American weird Roger Luckhurst
      15. After America Rebekah C. Sheldon.

      There’s also a short intro by Eric and myself as well as a chronology and a bibliography….

      gerrycanavan

      August 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

  2. Thanks. Looks great!

    Stephen Frug

    September 1, 2014 at 8:45 am


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