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Author Vermilya, Jenny R., author

Title Identity, gender, and tracking : the reality of boundaries for veterinary students / Jenny R. Vermilya
Published West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 166 pages)
Series New directions in the human-animal bond
New directions in the human-animal bond.
Contents Preface -- Part 1. The Backstory -- 1. Boundaries, Social Construction, and Tracking: An Introduction -- 2. A Sociologist at Veterinary College: Research Methods -- Part 2. The Stories -- 3. Treatment Discourses and the Privileging of Knowledge -- 4. Learning to Care: Collective Identity Work in the Tracking System -- 5. Contesting Horses: The Equine Concentration as a Border Track -- 6. Gendered Boundary Work in a Feminized Field -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Advertisement for Participants -- Appendix B: Interview Guide
Summary "Using in-depth interviews with veterinary students, Identity, Gender, and Tracking: The Reality of Boundaries for Veterinary Students explores the experience of enrollment in an educational program that tracks students based on the species of animals that they wish to treat. The identity of a veterinarian is one characterized by care; thus, students have to construct different definitions of care, creating a system of power and inequality. Tracking produces multiple boundaries for veterinary students, which has consequences not just for the veterinarian, but also for the treatment of animals. Written for administrators and students alike, Identity, Gender, and Tracking sheds light on how and why veterinary students construct their identities and end up in certain specializations"--Publisher's description
Analysis Veterinary medicine Educational tracking Border species
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 13, 2022)
Subject Veterinary specialties -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Veterinary medicine -- Vocational guidance -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Sexism in higher education -- Case studies
Veterinary medicine -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects
Veterinary students -- Interviews
Track system (Education)
Veterinary medicine -- Study and teaching.
Education, Veterinary
MEDICAL -- Veterinary Medicine -- General.
Sexism in higher education
Track system (Education)
Veterinary medicine -- Study and teaching
Veterinary students
Gender equality.
Genre/Form Case studies
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Études ethnographiques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781612496900