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    Organizational Dynamics and Gender Issues in “The General’s Daughter”

    Number of Pages: 11


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    An 11 page paper using this 1999 film to discuss “gender discrimination from the organizational behavior perspectives of power and politics and organizational change.” The paper also discusses the struggle for equal treatment for women in the military, and how the actions of those involved in a West Point rape contributed for years to the cover up of a crime and inhibited the progress of organizational change in the military. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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    The epilogue to "The Generals Daughter" carries a quote attributed to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, though it provides no name by which the quote  could be verified. The statement reads, "My sense is we are on a countdown to the days when there wont be a position in the military that women cant  and wont occupy." The story of Captain Elizabeth Campbell is supposed to be the account of one of the first female cadets at  West Point who was raped at the end of her sophomore year and who seven years later was found dead in a recreation of the circumstances of the rape.  The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) representatives investigating the murder repeatedly meet with resistance that can be attributed to organizational dynamics and gender discrimination. Organizational Dynamics Political Expectations  The 1999 film is rife with references to organizational behavior as it applies to the military. The first overt reference comes in an early scene  when Paul Brenner meets Elizabeth Campbell while trying to change a flat tire by the side of the road. She stops across the road and says something to him;  he returns a sarcastic comment before turning around to discover he had been addressing a Captain. Brenners absolute rank is not disclosed, but we learn later that he did  not finish college and is not a commissioned officer. At the time he meets Captain Campbell, he is posing as a First Sergeant for the purpose of entrapping a  dealer in stolen government goods. Regardless of Brenners true rank, he wears the uniform of a First Sergeant when meeting Captain Campbell by chance, and he fails to salute 

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