Term of Award
Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)
Document Type and Release Option
Dissertation (open access)
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
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This narrative study is an inquiry into the lives of five women and their personal identity development as it is related to the generalizations and negative stereotypes based on hair color among the female gender. The concept of blondeness as it is related to hair color and identity is the primary focus of this study based on the responsibility of social construction on the development of this image. The subject's willingness to participate provided many viable insights about their lived experiences in life, their education and/or professional careers. This study shows how each participant faced these generalizations and negativity which focused on their hair color and gender. Uncovered are the commonalities of their experiences and motivating factors which lead to their success.
Blackston-Cail, Kelly C., "Issues of Blondeness: Identity, Education, and Experience" (2007). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 497.