Special Issue: Contribution to the open call on “Work - Life Interferences in Scientific Careers”
Special Issue: Contribution to the open call on “Work - Life Interferences in Scientific Careers”European Educational Research Journal
“Work - Life Interferences in Scientific Careers”, European Educational Research Journal (SAGE), Volume 16, Issue 2-3, May 2017
Guest Editor: Farah Dubois-Shaik and Bernard Fusulier
This special issue, based on an open call, has resulted in gathering research that adopts various conceptual, contextual and empirical angles, and demonstrates how much the pursuit of a scientific career interferes with private and family life, and how much this interference is gendered. This special issue aims at targeting the following indicative question: What are possible configurations, experiences and tools of work/family balance in contemporary research and academia in national and comparative contexts? Responding to this question, this issue gathers four sets of papers with four broad themes: 1. Neoliberalizing transformations and work/life balance practice in academia; 2. Gender roles and gendered systems in academic work/life balance; 3. Equality policies and their translation in work and life practice in academic/research institutions; 4. Crucial career and life stages and work/life balance.