Article ID: CBB166860909

Making the Familiar Strange: An Ethnographic Scholarship of Integration Contextualizing Engineering Educational Culture as Masculine and Competitive (2019)


Stephen Secules (Author)

Engineering Studies
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Pages: 196-216

Publication Date: 2019
Edition Details: Special issue on exclusion and inclusion in engineering education
Language: English

This paper emerges out of ethnographic scholarship on marginalization in present-day engineering education. I pursue a scholarship of integration to contextualize my own and others’ engineering education research with critical, cultural, and historical accounts of engineering. I structure the narrative around the ethnographic themes of masculinity, competition, and competition-as-masculinity. Within each theme I situate present-day ethnographic observations of engineering educational culture, elaborate on those observations with historical context, and return to consider how historical context extends the original ethnographic observations. The implications for the study are threefold: (1) generating a new functional lens on engineering educational culture as masculine and competitive, (2) communicating useful historical context to stakeholders in engineering education, and (3) demonstrating the value of integrative scholarship to promote further interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Authors & Contributors
Lehr, Jane L.
Inhorn, Marcia Claire
Croissant, Jennifer L.
Christensen, Hilda Rømer
Mullaney, Thomas Shawn
Peters, Benjamin
Engineering Studies
The Bridge: Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
Social Studies of Science
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Princeton University Press
MIT Press
Education, engineering
Technology and gender
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Diversity in the workplace
United States
Middle and Near East
Great Britain
21st century
20th century, late

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