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Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in Language and Literature Workplaces

The first book on gender and academic service.

All tenured and tenure-track faculty know the trinity of promotion and tenure criteria: research, teaching, and service. While teaching and research are relatively well-defined areas of institutional focus and evaluation, service work is rarely tabulated or analyzed as a key aspect of higher education’s political economy. Instead, service, silent and invisible, coexists with the formal, “official” economy of many institutions, just as women’s unrecognized domestic labor props up the formal, official economies of countries the world over. Over Ten Million Served explores what academic service is and investigates why this labor is often not acknowledged as “labor” by administrators or even by faculty themselves, but is instead relegated to a gendered form of institutional caregiving. By analyzing the actual labor of service, particularly for women and racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities, contributors expose the hidden economy of institutional service, challenging the feminization of service labor in the academy for both female and male academic laborers.
Year: 2010
Publisher: SUNY Press
Pages: 312 / 314
ISBN 10: 1-4384-3203-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-4384-3203-8
Series: SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory
File: PDF, 1.57 MB
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