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ERIC Number: ED528310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 281
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-8309-3
Insider Activism: Faculty as Institutional Change Agents
Guckenheimer, Debra
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara
Social movements not only target organizations from outside locations; activism also takes place from insider locations. Insider activism often only goes unrecognized and unrewarded, and activists must also overcome institutional constraints. In this dissertation, I that faculty efforts at institutional diversity deserve attention from the social movement literature as a case of insider activism and that activism inside organizations is an important, but all too often overlooked subject for social movement scholars. I utilize interviews with faculty working to increase institutional diversity on their campus and an online survey of faculty across the country to explore faculty diversity work. I argue that radical habitus as mediated by fields drive social movement participation such as faculty diversity work. [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
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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