Queenbees and Wannabees: The Struggle for Power Through Bullying in Adolescent Girls

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ProQuest, 2008 - 212 pages
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In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the lived experience of 5 middle school girls in grades 5-9, who have experienced bullying. My question for this study asks, "What is the lived experience of adolescent girls who have experienced female bullying?" The metaphor of queenbees and wannabees has helped me understand adolescent ways of being in the world as they have been bullied. In addition, understanding the lived experience of female bullying is developed through the exploration of the phenomenological life-world themes of body, time, space, and relationality. The theme of body is examined through physical being, emotional being, and intellectual being. Lived time is explored as these females experience bullying and their perception of bullying. The theme of space surfaces from where and how they have been bullied, to the spaces in which they feel threatened or safe. The life-world of relationality is explicated through the peers and adults who surround these middle school girls. The in--depth conversations with the researcher focused on the continuing, daily experiences of these female adolescents.
  

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

I work in a Middle School as a school nurse. I see the goings on everyday. I also have a 25 year old daughter. Wish the book had been around then. We went through some of the same stuff/drama but ... Read full review

Contents

TURNING TOWARD THE PHENOMENON OF BULLYING 1 Being Called to the Middle
1
The Journey to the Middle
13
Queenbees and Wannabees
22
Hermeneutic Phenomenology
33
THE QUEEN OF MEAN EXPLORING THE PHENOMENON
39
Queenbee Communication
51
Queenbees and Cyberbullying
57
A Right of Passage?
64
Hermeneutic Phenomenological Methodology
95
EXTRACTING THE BITTERSWEET HONEY FROM WORDS
107
The Sting and Longing to Beelong
115
Beeing Invisible An Outsider
124
Beeing Different
133
Beeing a Protective Support
139
Girls Beeing Powerful
145
THE HIVE IN RETROSPECT
161

PHILOSOPHICAL GROUNDING AND METHODOLOGY
74
Harvesting the Honey of Heidegger and Gadamer
86
Beeing Transformed
180
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