Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Fall 2017

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Sociology

First Advisor

Sarah K. Harkness

First Committee Member

Travis Vogan

Second Committee Member

Mike Sauder

Third Committee Member

Steve Hitlin

Fourth Committee Member

Karen Heimer

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Doing Gender, Emotion Management, Gender, Impression Management, Stigma Management

Pages

vii, 124 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114).

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Veronica René Ferreira

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Sociology Commons

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