“I Don’t Feel Like I’m Up Against a Wall of Men”

Negotiating Difference, Identity and the Glass Ceiling in Sports Information

Authors

  • Erin Whiteside University of Tennessee
  • Marie Hardin Penn State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.4.2.210

Abstract

This research explores how women in college sports public relations cope with their minority status and the related notion of a glass ceiling in the workplace. Drawing from a socialist feminist perspective and Wrigley’s (2002) “negotiated resignation” model, we explore how these women negotiate the tension of working in an industry with a glass ceiling, arguing that many may deny a gender identity altogether, instead blaming discrimination on exterior factors or women themselves.

Author Biographies

Erin Whiteside, University of Tennessee

Whiteside is with the School of Journalism & Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Hardin is with the College of Communications, Penn State University, State College, PA.

Marie Hardin, Penn State University

Whiteside is with the School of Journalism & Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Hardin is with the College of Communications, Penn State University, State College, PA.

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Published

2011-12-01

How to Cite

Whiteside, E., & Hardin, M. (2011). “I Don’t Feel Like I’m Up Against a Wall of Men”: Negotiating Difference, Identity and the Glass Ceiling in Sports Information. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 4(2), 210–226. https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.4.2.210