Inhalt: Using a Feminist Institutional perspective, and drawing on a wide range of evidence in diﬀerent institutions and countries, this article identiﬁes the speciﬁc aspects of the structure and culture of male-dominated higher educational organizations that perpetuate gender inequality. Gender inequality refers to the diﬀerential evaluation of women and men, and of areas of predominantly female and predominantly male employment. It is reﬂected at a structural level in the under-representation of women in senior positions and at a cultural level in the legitimacy of a wide range of practices to value men and to facilitate their access to such positions and to undervalue women and to inhibit their access. It shows that even potentially transformative institutional interventions such as Athena SWAN have had little success in reducing gender inequality. It highlights the need to recognize the part played by the ‘normal’ structures and culture in perpetuating gender inequality.
Schlagwörter:Athena SWAN; career path; culture; feminist institutional perspective; gender inequality; harassment; higher educational organization; leadership
CEWS Kategorie:Hochschulen, Netzwerke und Organisationen, Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung