Moments of realization : the experiences, development, motivations and actions of student social justice allies

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dc.contributor.advisor Reddick, Richard, 1972-
dc.creator Owney, Catherine Sanders
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T16:47:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T16:47:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T16:47:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T16:47:19Z
dc.date.created 2010-12
dc.date.issued 2011-02-09
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2207
dc.description.abstract Social justice allies make important contributions to fighting oppression in campus environments and in their communities after college. However, knowledge of how one becomes a social justice ally is limited. This qualitative, phenomenological study was designed in an effort to better understand the social justice ally development process and advances the pioneering work of Broido (1997, 2000). Examination of student’s understanding of her/his formative and college experiences helped determine how each alone and in combination with other factors or experiences, contributed to her/his ally development process. The role of student affairs professionals and programs in this process was also examined. This study was conducted at The University of Texas at Austin, which was selected because of the historical context, institutional environment and diversity-related initiatives implemented over the past 10 years. Review of the literature on ally development reveals that a majority of the existing research focuses on allies who take action against heterosexism or sexism. Through this research project I addressed this gap by including student allies who focus on other areas of privilege/oppression including classism and citizenship status. This study also expands the analysis of social justice allies by including examination of the influence of gender on the development, motivations and actions of allies.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Social justice allies
dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Social justice
dc.subject Diversity education
dc.subject Student affairs
dc.subject Ally development
dc.subject Ellen Broido
dc.subject Racial identity
dc.subject Higher education
dc.subject University students
dc.subject College students
dc.title Moments of realization : the experiences, development, motivations and actions of student social justice allies
dc.date.updated 2011-02-09T16:47:19Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Reagins-Lilly, Soncia
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rudrappa, Sharmila
dc.contributor.committeeMember Somers, Patricia A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Vincent, Gregory J.
dc.description.department Educational Administration
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Administration
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Administration
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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