The Resource Organizational identity of sorority women : the interplay of belonging, appearance, representation and institutional meaning, by Kathleen Krueger

Organizational identity of sorority women : the interplay of belonging, appearance, representation and institutional meaning, by Kathleen Krueger

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Organizational identity of sorority women : the interplay of belonging, appearance, representation and institutional meaning
Title
Organizational identity of sorority women
Title remainder
the interplay of belonging, appearance, representation and institutional meaning
Statement of responsibility
by Kathleen Krueger
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Language
eng
Summary
In this project, I explore the connections sorority women on a large college campus create between their appearance, sorority membership, sense of belonging, and identity. By interviewing twenty members of ten of the University of Missouri's fourteen sororities, a fuller picture of the interplay between appearance and sorority identity emerged. While sorority women are often stereotyped as shallow and conformist, based largely on the perceived focus on consumption and appearance, as discussed by Robbins (2005), my research reevaluates the utility and motivation behind sorority women's use of clothing, styles, and consumption. Rather than being illustrations of groupthink or conformity, sorority women's use of symbols, brands, styles, and language serves to construct a complex set of rules designed to facilitate belonging, both within the sorority system and on campus as a whole. Through the use of certain modes of appearance, consumption patterns, and prescribed actions, sorority women indicate their willingness to adhere to their organizations' stated and unstated values systems. The interplay between appearance, consumption, organizational identity, and belonging shapes the sorority experience along multiple dimensions
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MUU
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Krueger, Kathleen
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
  • bibliography
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Brekhus, Wayne
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  • Women college students
  • Greek letter societies
  • Group identity
  • University of Missouri--Columbia
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Organizational identity of sorority women : the interplay of belonging, appearance, representation and institutional meaning, by Kathleen Krueger
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  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Brekhus
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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871339681
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 207 pages).
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online
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computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871339681
Label
Organizational identity of sorority women : the interplay of belonging, appearance, representation and institutional meaning, by Kathleen Krueger
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Brekhus
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
871339681
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 207 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871339681

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