Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Harkness, Sarah K.
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I use a mixed methods, qualitative approach to explore whether individuals become so invested in an organization that they engage in impression management to influence others’ perceptions of the organization. Additionally, I aim to reveal impression management strategies in an environment that is explicitly gendered in a transformative manner. I use roller derby as a case study because it is a rare example of a single-sex dominated organization that is voluntary and explicitly aims to be transformational of the current gender system.
Doing Gender, Emotion Management, Gender, Impression Management, Stigma Management
vii, 124 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114).
Copyright © 2017 Veronica René Ferreira
Ferreira, Veronica René. "'I am roller derby' : a case study of layered impression management." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2017.