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dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Lauren C.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-01T02:06:43Z
dc.date.available2015-12-01T02:06:43Z
dc.date.issued2003-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6234
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2003en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research study utilizes qualitative narrative analysis to better understand the lived experience of United States Army officers' wives, particularly in regard to the socially constructed expectations for officers' wives to assume traditional women's roles. The study is undertaken from the epistemology of Constructionism and the theoretical perspective of the social construction of reality. Narrative interviews with eight Army officers' wives revealed one principal emergent theme, labeled "Noblesse Oblige," as well as several sub-themes encompassing aspects of officer's rank and position as social status, perceived expectations of officers' wives and the resulting reactions and actions, and role preservation of officers' wives. The experiential reality of contemporary Army officers' wives is fraught with tension over the acceptance of traditional women's roles, socially constructed perceptions of status, and issues of identity as they relate to a marital relationship.en_US
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dc.titleThe social construction of formal and informal expectations of Army officers' wivesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Communicationen_US
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