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THE STRUGGLE FOR EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE NEUROSURGEON

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Date Issued:
2005
Abstract/Description:
This qualitative case study examines the lived experiences of Dr. Alexa Canady, the first African American female neurosurgeon. A feminist perspective provides the theoretical framework for looking at the gendered systems of power in a male-dominated profession. The purpose of this study was to identify challenges Dr. Canady encountered related to race, gender, and class in her educational and professional achievements and the strategies she used to overcome them. Data were derived from document analysis and 12 in-depth interviews, 9 with Dr. Canady and 3 with other participants. In order to understand this unique case, both power and privilege in Dr. Canady’s life were explored.
Title: THE STRUGGLE FOR EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE NEUROSURGEON.
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Name(s): Nicholson, Marilyn Redmon, Author
Rogers, Mary F., Committee Chair
Ferguson, Fernaundra L., Committee Member
Largue, Robin, Committee Member
Nichols, Joyce C., Committee Member
University of West Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This qualitative case study examines the lived experiences of Dr. Alexa Canady, the first African American female neurosurgeon. A feminist perspective provides the theoretical framework for looking at the gendered systems of power in a male-dominated profession. The purpose of this study was to identify challenges Dr. Canady encountered related to race, gender, and class in her educational and professional achievements and the strategies she used to overcome them. Data were derived from document analysis and 12 in-depth interviews, 9 with Dr. Canady and 3 with other participants. In order to understand this unique case, both power and privilege in Dr. Canady’s life were explored.
Identifier: WFE0000053 (IID), uwf:60723 (fedora)
Note(s): Ed.D.
Division of Diversity Studies
Doctorate
Subject(s): Matrix of domination, privelege and power, power privelege and difference, hierarchy, educational attainment, race class and gender
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000053
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UWF

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