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dc.contributor.authorReimer, Matthew.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T13:54:35Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T13:54:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-21T13:54:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1373
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectSexism in higher educationen_US
dc.subjectEducational equalizationen_US
dc.titleGendered inequality in academia : exploring women's experiences during the pre-tenure stages of their academic careeren_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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