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Gendered inequality in academia : exploring women's experiences during the pre-tenure stages of their academic career

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dc.contributor.author Reimer, Matthew. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-21T13:54:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-21T13:54:35Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-21T13:54:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1373
dc.description.abstract This research uses the work of Pierre Bourdieu as a starting point for an examination of women's experiences during the pre-tenure stages of their academic career. This thesis is based on six semi-structured interviews with six tenured academic women in the Faculty of Social Sciences at a medium sized Ontario University. I explore the ranges of experiences that the women report encountering during their pre-tenure years, as well as demonstrate how these experiences are gendered. Through my analysis, I find that women's experiences in academia are shaped by a culture that legitimates their existence in the academic field insofar as they embody the dispositions that reinforce the gendered structure of the academic institution. I argue that being measured according to a prototypical male standard creates difficulties for academic women during their pre-tenure years. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Sexism in higher education en_US
dc.subject Educational equalization en_US
dc.title Gendered inequality in academia : exploring women's experiences during the pre-tenure stages of their academic career en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Social Justice and Equity Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Social Justice and Equity Studies Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Social Sciences en_US


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