Academics anonymous: Blogging and feminist ‘be/longings’ in the neoliberal university

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    This chapter focuses on the ways that anonymous shared blog sites Academic Men Explain Things to Me, Academia is Killing My Friends, Strategic Misogyny and Sharing Academic Sexism Stories with You (SASSY) are imagined as collective digital spaces, where feminist academics through digital storytelling reinvent and redefine what it means to ‘belong’ in the neoliberal academy. It draws upon the prolific writings of Sara Ahmed and her characterisation of the ‘feminist killjoy’ (2010) and ‘willful subject’ (2014) and Son Vivienne’s ‘everyday activism’ (Vivienne 2016) to explore the way academics sharing their experiences produces a feminist-wilful-killjoy subjectivity that complicates our understanding of belonging on these websites.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social
    Editors Anna Tsalapatanis, Miranda Bruce, David Bissell, Helen Keane
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9781138709782
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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