Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
essays, sexual harassment, bears, fish, seasonal, wilderness, Alaska
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Nonfiction
This collection of essays describes the experience of working remote lodges in Alaska. These examine power dynamics among owners, guests, and employees, particularly in situations of sexual harassment. It explores punishments for bringing these cases to light in seasonal, tenuous positions. The collection also includes instances of stark wilderness, including interactions with bears and fish. These moments of beauty found in isolated surroundings contrast with the dangers of remote living.
© Mary E. Chiles
Chiles, Mary E., "Learning to Fish and Learning My Place: Joy and Power Struggles in Alaska Seasonal Work" (2018). MSU Graduate Theses. 3224.
Available for download on Thursday, January 16, 2020