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ERIC Number: ED352906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-30
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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The Development of Men's Attitudes toward Women and Feminism. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Milam, John
This study investigated how men involved in higher education settings change and develop positive attitudes toward women and feminism using naturalistic inquiry, phenomenological, and ethnographic research methods. An unstructured, open-ended, interview protocol was used to talk with men about their attitudes toward women and feminism. The five men who were interviewed were chosen because of their essentially pro-feminist viewpoint and commitment to work for social justice. Content analysis of the interviews are presented in two contexts. First, ideas and statements from each man are presented as a story of his changing attitudes. Then, themes or topics that appeared across different interviews are discussed as possible patterns, metaphors, and processes of web-like development. Patterns that appeared in the interviews covered the importance of recognizing contradictions, epiphanies and conversion experiences, children, and working against sexism. The patterns indicate that the subjects' development was not a linear, hierarchical movement but more web-like. Also noted was the impact of the higher education environment for development and changing attitudes, and the role of the researcher in the type of study presented here. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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