A Phenomenological Study of the Performative Dimensions of Gender amongst Women Fire Fighters in Scotland.
(2014) A Phenomenological Study of the Performative Dimensions of Gender amongst Women Fire Fighters in Scotland., no. 42.
The aim of this research was to explore the lived experiences of women fire fighters from a phenomenological perspective. Interviews were carried out in order to gather data, secondary data was also used to enhance the quality of the primary data. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data and to draw out the main themes to emerge from the data. Data showed that women fire fighters enjoy their profession and none of the participants commented on experiencing sexual harassment. Participants had however, been told by men that they should not be in the fire service. Some data collected contradicted previous studies carried out on the lived experiences of women in male-dominated professions.