Explores how female researchers are constructing their professional identities in a male-dominated scientific world, focusing on the extent to which patriarchal articulations of professional identities influence female academics' self-concept and consciousness of their own abilities. The argument of this paper rests on the belief that the social construction of gender identities is not taking place only in the interaction of persons, but also in the discourses within which those interactions occur. Identity and the meaning it implies are located here, especially in language use. Discourses not only constitute meanings for terms and practices, but they also engender personal identities. Identity is not seen as fixed, but rather as actively negotiated and transformed in discourse.
|Julkaisu||Gender Work and Organization|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 1999|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli|
- doing gender
- nice girl
- professional identity