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Women law professors - negotiating and transcending gender identities at work.

Wells, C. (2002) 'Women law professors - negotiating and transcending gender identities at work.', Feminist legal studies., 10 (1). pp. 1-36.


This paper reports a research project on womenlaw professors in the U.K. Despite theirsimilar social and educational backgrounds,successful women legal academics disclosemarked differences in their perceptions of theinfluence of gender on their work identities.Many emphasise the caring and pastoral rolesthey adopt, or are expected to adopt.Organisational cultures also emerge as asignificant factor in determining the genderexperiences of women law professors. The fewwith experience as head of school downplay thesignificance of gender while simultaneouslyacknowledging the influence of genderconstructions and expectations.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Gender experiences, Gender perceptions, Law schools, Organisational cultures, Universities, Women professors.
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