Academic identities and sense of place: A collaborative autoethnography in the neoliberal university

Emma Nordbäck, Marko Hakonen, Janne Tienari*

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Sammanfattning

Neoliberalism, precarious jobs, and control of work have multiple effects on academic identities as our allegiances to valued social groups and our connections to meaningful locations are challenged. While identities in neoliberal universities have received increasing research attention, sense of place has passed unnoticed in the literature. We engage with collaborative autoethnography and contribute to the literature in two ways. First, we show that while academic identities are put into motion by the neoliberal regime, they are constructed through mundane constellations of places and social entities. Second, we elucidate how academic identities today are characterized by restlessness and how academics use place and time to find meaning for themselves and their work. We propose a form of criticism to neoliberal universities that is sensitive to positionalities and places and offer ideas on how to build shared understandings that help us survive in the face of neoliberal standards of academic “excellence.”
OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftManagement Learning
Antal sidor19
ISSN1350-5076
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 03.04.2021
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

Nyckelord

  • 512 Företagsekonomi

Globala mål för hållbar utveckling (SDG)

  • Mål 08: Anständiga arbetsvillkor och ekonomisk tillväxt

Styrkeområden och områden med hög potential (AoS och AoHP)

  • AoS: Ansvarsfull organisering
  • AoS: Att leda för tillväxt och välmående

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