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Title Paths to career and success for women in science : findings from international research / edited by Britta Thege, Silvester Popescu-Willigmann, Roswitha Pioch, Sabah Badri-Höher
Published Berlin : Springer, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword; Contents; Introduction; Gender Relations and Poverty in Advanced European Welfare States -- Lessons to Learn from South Africa; 1 Introduction; 2 The political structure of the German welfare state -- wage centred and marriage oriented; 3 Poverty risk in the German welfare state; 4 The gender gap in the labour market as a social security trap in Germany; 5 Gender relations in European welfare states; 6 Reform perspectives for the German welfare state; 7 Conclusion -- lessons to learn from South Africa; References; How Cultures in Science and Research (Re)Produce Gender (In)Equality
Gender (In)Equality in Academic Career Promotion of Doctoral Students1 Introduction; 2 A crucial point in academic careers: the transition from doctorate to postdoctoral phase; 3 Professors as gatekeepers: supervision and promotion of the next generation of academics; 4 Methodology of the study; 5 Supervision of doctoral students; 6 Promoting the next generation of academics; 7 Gender constructions and gender (in)equality in the gatekeepers' views; 8 Discussion and conclusions; 9 Lessons to learn for women in sciences; References; The Journey of Female Professors in South Africa
1 Introduction2 Research context; 3 The case for women science, engineering and technology academics; 4 Research method and theoretical foundation; 5 Towards an Academic Network; 6 Exploring academic black boxes; 7 Conclusion; 8 Limitations and opportunities for future research; 9 Lessons to learn for women in science, engineering and technology; References; In Search of the Glass Ceiling: What Mechanisms and Barriers Hinder Qualified Women from Progressing in Academia?; 1 Introduction; 2 Sex as a fundamental code in interactions; 2.1 Categorisations
2.2 Gender stereotypes and gender status beliefs2.3 The correlation between the image of the ideal scientist and the male gender stereotype; 2.4 Statistical discrimination; 3 Female scientists as tokens and their under-representation in networks; 3.1 Female scientists as a minority group; 3.2 The under-representation in networks as a result of the token position; 4 Gendered organisations and international mobility as an organisational symbol of excellence; 4.1 The production of gendered social structures within organisations; 4.2 The imperative of international mobility; 5 Conclusion
6 Lessons to learn for women in scienceReferences; Women, Research and Universities: Excellencewithout Gender BiasWithout crisis no change and no change without crisis; 1 Introduction; 2 Headlines 'made in Germany'; 3 Facts and figures; 3.1 Facts and figures: 'made in the European Union'; 3.1.1 She Figures 2003-2009; 3.1.2 She Figures 2012; 3.1.3 League of European Research Universities; 3.1.4 Horizon 2020; 3.1.5 Two responses by women networks in Europe; 3.2 Facts and figures: 'made in Germany'; 3.2.1 The CEWS Ranking on Gender Equality in Higher Education
Summary Gender equality in science is a major challenge for higher education systems, which are facing many constraints. This book presents some of the latest research findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on womens careers in science and research. The volume provides insights into the research system from a female career perspective, and highlights the lessons women can learn from the findings in order to promote their own careers. Contents -How Cultures in Science and Research (Re)Produce Gender (In)Equality -Career Paths of Women in Science Target Groups -Researchers and scholars in the fields of social science, especially gender studies -Women working in the sciences or striving for a career in science -Policymakers and university managers The Editors Dr. Britta Thege is a senior researcher (gender studies, HIV/AIDS, gender mainstreaming) and administrative manager at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Gender Research and Diversity (IGD) and is also a university lecturer. Silvester Popescu-Willigmann is a research associate (social economy, social business management, third-sector research, social injustice) at the IGD and is also a university lecturer. Prof. Dr. Roswitha Pioch is executive director of the IGD and a professor of political science, social policymaking and injustice related research. Prof. Dr. Sabah Badri-Hher is associate director of the IGD and a professor of digital signal processing and digital communication. The editors all work at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences in Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Women in science.
Women in science -- South Africa
Women in science -- Germany
Women scientists -- Education (Higher)
Women scientists -- Education (Higher) -- South Africa
Women scientists -- Education (Higher) -- Germany
SCIENCE -- Essays.
SCIENCE -- Reference.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Women in science.
South Africa.
Staat Südafrika.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Thege, Britta, editor.
Popescu-Willigmann, Silvester, editor
Pioch, Roswitha, editor.
Badri-Höher, Sabah, editor
LC no. 2014930760
ISBN 9783658040611