She's no lady : the experience and expression of gender among women taxi drivers

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Berry, Kimberly Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:20Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.other HD8039 T162 C23 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22572
dc.description 155 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-155).
dc.description.abstract "She's No Lady" explores the complex relationship between gender identity and work culture as experienced by women taxi drivers in Halifax. Working in a traditionally male industry, women taxi drivers often attract the attention of the press and the public as an amusing novelty, or a scandalous disgrace. These reactions are, in part, the result of the popular perception that masculine and feminine domain are mutually exclusive, restricted to men and women separately and respectively. Furthermore, characterized as highly competitive, independent operators in a dangerous industry, taxi drivers embody a popular image of masculinity. While the place of women is generally considered to be outside of masculine culture, women taxi drivers demonstrate the fluidity of gender cultures as they adeptly navigate the contested terrain of their masculine work-culture. Despite the routine comments and questions from passengers and colleagues alike, most women drivers find a considerable degree of membership within the larger community of drivers, and in this sense become "one of the men"; seen first as taxi drivers and then as a women.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD8039.T162
dc.subject.lcsh Taxicab drivers -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Taxicab drivers -- Sex differences -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Women employees -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role in the work environment -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.title She's no lady : the experience and expression of gender among women taxi drivers
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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