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Sailing into the sea: A female deck-cadet's self-narrative inquiry
|Authors: ||Guan-Ran Wang;Jiunn-Liang Guo|
|Contributors: ||NTOU:Department of Merchant Marine|
|Keywords: ||Female navigation student;Women seafarers;Internship at sea;Bulk carrier|
|Issue Date: ||2015-05-19T06:38:52Z
|Publisher: ||Journal of Maritime Science|
This study aims to describe the experiences of half-year internship at sea for a female deck-cadet who embarked a bulk carrier with masculinity atmosphere. Self-narrative inquiry is used to reveal the first author's internship story and mental state onboard ship. It is worth mentioning that all crewmembers of that ship come from Mainland China except Chief Engineer and three female cadets. The Captain had onfidence in the first author and her other two female classmates in less than three months. However, under the safety consideration, these three female cadets never had the Captain's approval for participating in deck works. This condition seems to imply that women are not unsuitable to work onboard bulk carriers. In the meanwhile, another sexual discrimination is produced by the "limitation" measures stemming from "Protection" thinking for female cadets. In addition, although the first author initially longed for the seafaring, she doubted whether herself should choose to work onboard in the future after experiencing ultimate masculinity, rough seas, prolonged separation from family, limited human relationship, and the impacts of different culture.
|Relation: ||20(1), pp.81-98|
|Appears in Collections:||[商船學系] 期刊論文|
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