Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2022)

Conquest, Compliance, and Conformity in the College Classroom: Gender, Power, and Social Identity in Higher Education

Authors
Yutian Zhang*
University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, California, 93106, the United States,yutianzhang@ucsb.edu
Corresponding Author
Yutian Zhang
Available Online 8 April 2022.
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.220401.078How to use a DOI?
Keywords
ethnography; social roles; gender; power dynamics; higher education
Abstract

Classroom dynamics are complex and fluid, representing the emergence, negotiation, and navigation of a range of social roles and identities. Gender and power are important faces of these ever-evolving, highly contextual, and continuously (re)negotiated social roles within the classroom environment. This text proposes the completion of an ethnographic research study based on the field observation of group work dynamics in a post-secondary classroom. The proposed study will be based on and motivated by the theory and research of Barrie Thorne and Carolyn Frank. The text describes a preliminary field study to be followed later by an ethnographic study of social roles and social identities in both individual and group contexts in the classroom environment using a combination of ethnographic interviews and the creation of written artifacts by ethnographic informants selected through classroom observations. The proposed study will fill a gap in the existing literature by using ethnographic methods to examine social identities in higher education as contextual and dynamic.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
8 April 2022
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.220401.078
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.220401.078How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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