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Mandated Change and Gendered Organizational Culture: A Content Analysis of Graduate Perceptions of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Agenda for Change

dc.contributor.advisorSegal, Mady W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Angelis, Karin Kristineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-02T06:11:25Z
dc.date.available2009-07-02T06:11:25Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9283
dc.description.abstractWomen are a token group at the United States Air Force Academy and by extension within the social networks of Academy graduates. Using Kanter's theory on the effects of proportions on group culture, I complete a qualitative content analysis of the public discourse surrounding the removal of the words "Bring Me Men..." from an Academy ramp in response to the 2003 sexual assault scandal. The vast majority of male graduates and all of the female graduates publicly opposed the decision to remove the words. I observe three phenomena in the public discourse in line with Kanter's theorized process of boundary heightening: loyalty tests, exaggeration of the dominant's culture, and the use of formal in-group recognitions as reminders of difference between the dominants and the tokens. Both the dominants and the tokens failed to consider alleged sexual assault claims and whether these claims had connections to USAFA's organizational culture.en_US
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dc.titleMandated Change and Gendered Organizational Culture: A Content Analysis of Graduate Perceptions of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Agenda for Changeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMilitary Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAir Force Academyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledboundary heighteningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBring Me Men...en_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgroup cultureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledloyalty testsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtokenismen_US


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