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ERIC Number: ED541755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 195
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2673-2495-5
Gender Performativity in the Community College: A Case Study of Female Backline Classified Staff
Powers, Samantha Rose
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Old Dominion University
This case study explored the gendered performances of five female backline classified staff members who work in non-traditional fields within a community college. More specifically, this study defined gendered behaviors at a community college, and explored how these behaviors have affected the identities of women working in non-traditional fields at the community college. This study indicated through documents, observations, and interviews that there was mixed evidence of the degree to which gendered behavior is cultivated at a community college in Washington. Document review, interview, and observation findings showed that women at the community college reported expectations of gendered behavior, gender normative reinforcement, resistance to claiming feminine traits, skills in navigating various roles, and an evolution of women's roles. [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; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington