The decision to study abroad : a reflection or refraction of gender ideology in American culture?

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dc.contributor.advisor Merten, Don E. en_US McKinney, Jill S. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:29Z 2011-06-03T19:41:29Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2007 .M39 en_US
dc.description.abstract Anthropology has long understood that cultures proscribe gender-specific roles. This thesis explores how gender role dynamics in America may contribute to more college women going abroad to study than college men. The past decade of data consistently indicates that two-thirds of American students studying abroad are female. While this statistic seems counterintuitive to the stereotype that Americans rear boys to be adventurous and girls to be protected; ethnographic methods were primarily used to identify and analyze the cultural scripts that influence female decision-making among this population. This research will reflect the web of complex and competing cultural scripts students face regarding the decision to study abroad, many of which are at least influenced by gender and socially transmitted by their families.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent ii, 71 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign study. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity in education -- United States. en_US
dc.title The decision to study abroad : a reflection or refraction of gender ideology in American culture? en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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