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Title: Transnational academic mobility and gender
Authors: Jons, Heike
Keywords: Academic mobility
Gender
Geography
Knowledge production
Higher education
Germany
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: JONS, H., 2011. Transnational academic mobility and gender. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 9 (2), pp. 183 - 209
Abstract: This paper examines to what extent the participation of researchers in transnational academic mobility, their experiences and perceived outcomes vary by gender. Based on longitudinal statistics, original survey data and semi-structured interviews with former visiting researchers in Germany, the paper shows that the academic world of female researchers tends to be less international than that of their male colleagues, particularly in the natural sciences. This situation has improved since the 1980s but significant variations remain by source country, subject, career stage and length of stay. The paper argues that the underlying reasons go far beyond direct gender relationships and suggests that conceptualising transnational academic mobility as an integral part of mobilisation processes in Latourian 'centres of calculation' underlines the need for making this experience accessible to the widest possible range of researchers. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Globalisation, Societies and Education on 24 June 2011, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14767724.2011.577199
Sponsor: This article is based on a research project funded by the German Research Council and led by Peter Meusburger (DFG-Projekt ME 807/18-1).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2011.577199
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16201
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2011.577199
ISSN: 1476-7724
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