Manifestations of Power and Control: Training as the Catalyst for Scandal at the United States Air Force Academy

Callahan, Jamie (2009) Manifestations of Power and Control: Training as the Catalyst for Scandal at the United States Air Force Academy. Violence Against Women, 15 (10). pp. 1149-1168. ISSN 1077-8012

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801209344341

Abstract

This article explores the role of training practices at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in perpetuating power and control issues and the potential consequences of those practices. This article also includes an overview of the training practices at the USAFA, issues of power and control manifested in the training process, and gendered reactions to the loss of personal control experienced during the initial socialization training.The author argues that cadet responses to control deprivation may have resulted in the (alleged) sexual assaults by male cadets and the eating disorders manifested by female cadets, both of which ultimately represent violence against women. The article concludes with implications for research and practice, including a call for recognizing the strategic role of training in forming organizational culture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: military training, power, structuration
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 10:05
Last Modified: 09 May 2018 10:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34192

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