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A gay woman's experiences during her career in the department of defence Part 1: - Fleet of hope.

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dc.contributor.author Tlou, B.L.
dc.contributor.author Schurink, W.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-05T10:07:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-05T10:07:06Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation 1(3), 24-34. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2941
dc.description.abstract A are opportunity presented itself to undertake an explorative qualitative study of the perceptions and experiences of an authentic lesbian who was for some time an employee of the South African Department of Defence (DOD). In order to capture, describe and reach an understanding of this woman’s experiences and worldviews, we employed a qualitative methodology, i.e. with her assistance an autobiographical sketch was constructed, and utilizing a variant of analytic induction (AI) and symbolic interactionism, we analysed and interpreted the material. According to qualitative requirements we provide in this article an account of the major steps taken during the execution of the case study. Following the Lowney-Winslows AI approach (1981), we are convinced that our study provided one real case, which enhanced our intuitive understanding of lesbians working in the South African Defence Force. It namely served as a starting point for further research that could carry our case study on to a more formal implementation of AI, and particularly the execution of steps five through to seven. We feel convinced that the study was ethically properly and scientifically correctly executed and that it enabled us to obtain valuable and rich information on lesbianism and the South African military. For the benefit of the reader we present Thando’s entire narrative. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Human Resource Management en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://sajhrm.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Authentic lesbian en
dc.subject Lowney-Winslows AI approach en
dc.title A gay woman's experiences during her career in the department of defence Part 1: - Fleet of hope. en
dc.type Article en

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