Creating a positive casual academic identity through change and loss

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Yoo, Joanne. (2019) Creating a positive casual academic identity through change and loss. In In C. Manathunga and D. Bottrell (Ed.). Resisting neoliberalism in higher education volume II: Prising open the cracks pp. 89 - 107 Palgrave MacMillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95834-7_5
AuthorsYoo, Joanne
EditorsC. Manathunga and D. Bottrell
Abstract

Neoliberalism has significantly impacted higher education institutes across the globe by increasing the number of casual and non-continuing academic positions. Insecure employments conditions have not only affected the well-being of contingent staff, but it has also weakened the democratic, intellectual and moral standing of academic institutions. This chapter provides one practitioner’s account of the challenges of casual work, but rather than dwelling on the negativities, it outlines the potential richness of an identity based on insecurity and uncertainty. This exploration draws on the literature of retired academics and identity theory to illustrate the potential generative spaces within an undefined and incoherent identity.

Keywordscasual academic identity; change; writing as inquiry
Page range89 - 107
Year2019
Book titleResisting neoliberalism in higher education volume II: Prising open the cracks
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
Place of publicationSwitzerland
ISBN9783319958330
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95834-7_5
Open accessPublished as green open access
Research GroupSchool of Education
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