“That's bang out of order, mate!”: Gendered and racialized micro‐practices of disadvantage and privilege in UK business schools

Śliwa, Martyna ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4547-160X, Gordon, Lisi ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4986-1501, Mason, Katy ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7378-7786 and Beech, Nic ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9182-6139 (2022) “That's bang out of order, mate!”: Gendered and racialized micro‐practices of disadvantage and privilege in UK business schools. Gender, Work & Organization . ISSN 0968-6673 [Article] (doi:10.1111/gwao.12920)

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The existence of gendered and racialized inequalities in academia has been well documented. To date, research has primarily addressed the intersectional disadvantages faced by members of minority groups with much less attention paid to the privileges experienced by dominant group members. This paper draws on 21 interviews and 36 audio‐diary entries completed by a diverse group of senior higher education leaders who have successfully navigated the career ladder in UK business schools. By juxtaposing minority with dominant group members' narratives, the study advances intersectionality research, offering a contextualized analysis of the micro‐practices of both disadvantage and privilege in academia. Through a focus on how micro‐practices perform differently for members of different groups, it foregrounds “obvious” as well as nuanced differences that contribute to the accumulation of disadvantage and privilege throughout an individual's career and emphasizes simultaneity as crucial to understanding the workings of gendered and racialized disadvantage and privilege.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords (uncontrolled): academia, disadvantage, inclusion, intersectionality, micro‐practice, privilege
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 36593
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2022 The Authors. Gender, Work & Organization published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2022 09:11
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 01:33
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/36593

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