Hearing the Missing Voices: An analysis of Female Guides in the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides’

  • Author / Creator
    Parks, Brenda E.
  • The purpose of this research was to develop a deeper understanding of women who are pursuing careers as Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). This study invited eight women to participate in semi-structured interviews. A narrative inquiry was deemed the most appropriate method that “people by nature lead storied lives and tell stories of those lives, whereas researchers describe such lives, collect and tell stories of them, and write narratives of experiences” (Connelly & Clandinin, 1990, p. 2). Connelly’s and Clandinin (2000) three-dimensional narrative framework was used to guide the narrative analysis. The analysis was conducted in collaboration with the participants, therefore the women helped to write their narratives. The women’s narratives provided insight into the relationship of the ACMG and its female members. Five themes emerged: establishing oneself as an ACMG guide, challenges of the examination process, perceptions towards women guides, balancing of personal life/motherhood with career, and future goals

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2013
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Specialization
    • Recreation and Leisure Studies
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Trimble, Linda (Political Science)
    • Walker, Gordon (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • Halpenny, Elizabeth (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • I have no other committee member