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ERIC Number: EJ787888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Performing Gender in the Workplace: Gender Socialization, Power, and Identity among Women Faculty Members
Lester, Jaime
Community College Review, v35 n4 p277-305 2008
Organizational cultures shape and reinforce socially appropriate roles for men and women. Drawing on a performativity framework, which assumes that gender is socially constructed through gendered "performances," this study employs interviews with and observations of six women faculty members to examine how dominant discourses define and maintain the formation of gender roles within a community college context. The experiences of one of these faculty members, a welding instructor, are highlighted. Results indicate that the women faculty members performed a variety of stereotypical feminine gender roles based on (a) socialization experiences external to the college, (b) socialization within the college's organizational culture, and (c) the individual's construction and negotiation of gender identity. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A