Between 2010 and 2015, North Dakota’s economy was out of sync with the rest of the U.S. As a result of the Bakken oil boom, unemployment registered approximately 1% in northwestern North Dakota while the rest of the country suffered the lingering effects of the Great Recession. As one of the only sharply growing economies during that time, job seekers descended from every state in search of high-paying oilfield jobs. The majority of those job seekers were men, and this study examines how the hypermasculinized environment altered perceptions of safety and security for men and women living in the Bakken.
Timothy Pippert & Rachel Zimmer Schneider (2018) “Have You Been to Walmart?” Gender and Perceptions of Safety in North Dakota Boomtowns, The Sociological Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/00380253.2017.1413602
This is the Accepted Manuscript of a paper published in The Sociological Quarterly on 24 January 2018. The final version is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/00380253.2017.1413602