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ERIC Number: ED514175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 287
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-1329-9
African American Women Working in the Twin Cities during the Mid-Twentieth Century: Discovering Their Vocational Identity
Kelly, Sharon F.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota
Existing scholarship has no examination of attributing the discourse on vocational identity to African American women, which in this study, has been defined as what a woman ought to be and do. African American women have been a subject of scholarly inquiry on having the longest history of paid work. This qualitative dissertation contains their narrative excerpts on working in the Twin Cities during the mid-twentieth century (1945-1985) from interviews with seventeen women aged 65 to 87. Analyzed topics were the concept of vocation, the ideology of vocation within the intersections of race, gender, and class related to paid and unpaid work. Hermeneutic philosophy advanced by Gadamer (1960/1975) formed the methodological approach to elicit themes of their perceived vocational identity. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota