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Gender, Class and Occupation

Working Class Men doing Dirty Work

  • Ruth Simpson
  • Jason Hughes
  • Natasha Slutskaya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
    Pages 1-20
  3. Theories and Concepts: Dirt, Gender and Class

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 23-43
    3. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 45-63
    4. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 65-84
    5. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 85-103
  4. Occupational Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 107-126
    3. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 127-145
    4. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 147-167
    5. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 189-207
    6. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 209-232
    7. Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
      Pages 233-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-277

About this book

Introduction

This insightful new study explores an emerging and growing interest in Sociology and Organization Studies which concerns the meanings and experiences of ‘dirty’ work. Based on a unique study of male street cleaners, refuse collectors, graffiti removers and butchers, and drawing on Bourdieu as a theoretical frame, it presents an ‘embodied’ understanding of ‘dirty’ work. Gender, Work and Occupation explores new avenues of workplace studies, highlighting how material conditions both support and constrain processes of occupation-based ideological constructions. Using original field research, the authors put forward a different agenda in terms of how we think about dirty work, and how we can explore and understand the ‘lived experiences’ of dirty workers. 

Keywords

Organization Workplace Industry Class Sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruth Simpson
    • 1
  • Jason Hughes
    • 2
  • Natasha Slutskaya
    • 3
  1. 1.Brunel Business SchoolBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Business Management and EconomicsUniversity of SussexSussexUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-43969-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-43967-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43969-7
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