Women in higher education: leadership in academia

Modrowski, Kathleen A and Patpatia, Divya (2018) Women in higher education: leadership in academia. [Working papers (or Preprints)] (Unpublished)

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In The Second Sex, French philosopher, Simone de Beauvoir, explained oppression of woman with the phrase, “One is not born, but rather becomes a woman.” (Beauvoir 293). The weight of this socially constructed identity on women's lives is enormous and penetrates all aspects of her being- social, economic, spiritual and physical. In her masterful analysis of the condition of women, Beauvoir illustrates the way that women throughout history have been seen as the other, a lesser being always in comparison to the stronger, more powerful (in every way) male human being. A woman's dependence on a male figure for her subsistence has made her weak and powerless. Beauvoir and many other men and women realized that only by gaining independence through work and the fruits of a woman's own efforts will she be free.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Women | Higher Education | Leadership | Academia
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Education
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 12:07
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2022 12:07
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/3440


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