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

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

by Michelle A. Masse
     
 

ISBN-10: 1438432038

ISBN-13: 9781438432038

Pub. Date: 08/01/2010

Publisher: State University of New York Press

All tenured and tenure-track faculy 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,

Overview

All tenured and tenure-track faculy 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438432038
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Katie J. Hogan Michelle A. Massé 1

Part 1 Service Stations

1 Careers in Academe: Women in the "Pre-Feminist" Generation in the Academy Mary Burgan 23

2 Superserviceable Subordinates, Universal Access, and Prestige-Driven Research Sharon O'Dair 35

3 Superserviceable Feminism Katie J. Hogan 55

4 The Invisible Work of the Not-Quite-Administrator, or, Superserviceable Rhetoric and Composition Donna Strickland 73

5 Foreign Language Program Direction: Reflections on Workload, Service, and Feminization of the Profession Colleen Ryan-Scheutz 89

6 Ten Million Serving: Undergraduate Labor, the Final Frontier Marc Bousquet 103

Part 2 Non Serviam: Out of Service

7 The Value of Desire: On Claiming Professional Service Kirsten M. Christensen 123

8 Outreach: Considering Community Service and the Role of Women of Color Faculty in Diversifying University Membership Myriam J. A. Chancy 139

9 To Serve or Not to Serve: Nobler Question Shirley Geok-lin Lim 153

10 Not in Service Paula M. Krebs 163

11 Experience Required: Service, Relevance, and the Scholarship of Application Andrea Adolph 171

12 Humble Service Margaret Kent Bass 185

13 Welcome to the Land of Super-Service: A Survivor's Guide ... and Some Questions Phyllis van Slyck 195

Part 3 Service Changes

14 Service and Empowerment Patricia Meyer Spacks 211

15 The Hermeneutics of Service Donald E. Hall 219

16 Rewarding Work: Integrating Service into an Institutional Framework on Faculty Roles and Rewards Jeanette Clausen 231

17 Curb Service or Public Scholarship To Go Teresa Mangum 245

18 "Pearl was shittin' worms and I was supposed to play rang-around-the-rosie?": An African American Woman's Response to the Politics of Labor Valerie Lee 261

Selected Bibliography 275

List of Contributors 281

Index 287

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