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Event-based transitional narratives of female officers in the Finnish Defence Forces : a gender-nuanced approach to military organizations and identities

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dc.title Event-based transitional narratives of female officers in the Finnish Defence Forces : a gender-nuanced approach to military organizations and identities en
ethesis.discipline.URI none und
ethesis.faculty Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Social Sciences en
ethesis.faculty Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingin yliopisto fi University of Helsinki en Helsingfors universitet sv
dct.creator Kehn, Carolyn
dct.issued 2020
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Gender in the military is a critical yet controversial topic both socially and scholastically. However, in review of the literature regarding servicemembers’ transitions out of the military organization, the experience of women is often excluded or generalized from the experience of their male peers. This thesis applies a gender constructivist lens to military sociology and explores the narratives of women officers who have served in the Finnish Defence Forces. It adapted the Critical Incident Technique, as well as graphic elicitation, to conduct qualitative interviews with five respondents. Subsequent analysis revealed four types of critical events that illustrate entry into and exit from the Finnish Defence Forces during a career: prompting, retaining, bridging, and affirming events. These events, as well as participants’ descriptions of identity work, cannot be understood merely through factors relating to the Institutional/Occupational Thesis, but necessitate an understanding of the negotiation of gender throughout a career in the Finnish Defence Forces. The conclusions of this work refute the simplified perspective of gender equality in Finland and demand a gender-nuanced approach to future theoretical conceptualizations of military organizations, as well as the identities of individual servicemembers. en
dct.subject Gender
dct.subject military
dct.subject officership
dct.subject Institutional/Occupational Thesis
dct.subject Finnish Defence Forces
dct.subject Critical Incident Technique
dct.subject organizations
dct.subject identities
dct.subject professionalization
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Inglis, David
ethesis.supervisor Kouri, Suvi
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:db63e7b7-dee7-407a-a172-b9b0db408cd2
ethesis-internal.timestamp.reviewStep 2020-05-22 14:06:05:944
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202007093690
dc.type.dcmitype Text
ethesis.facultystudyline Sosiologia fi
ethesis.facultystudyline Sociology en
ethesis.facultystudyline Sociologi sv
ethesis.facultystudyline.URI und
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Nyky-yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen maisteriohjelma fi
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies en
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i moderna samhällen sv
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram.URI und

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