Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Clearing the Shrapnel - Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it. Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace (Palgrave Macmillan) is a combination of theory, personal and gathered anecdotes, and recommendations for change. Shrapnel takes its name from its central concept: that female professors and administrators aren’t necessarily overtly discriminated against as much as they are subject to regular insults and slights -- all of which build up over time to inflict real damage.

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