Gender Capital at Work

Intersections of Femininity, Masculinity, Class and Occupation

  • Kate Huppatz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gender, Class, Work and Reworking Bourdieu

  3. Locating Gender Capital at Work: Four Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Kate Huppatz
      Pages 67-95
    3. Kate Huppatz
      Pages 96-111
    4. Kate Huppatz
      Pages 112-145
    5. Kate Huppatz
      Pages 146-176
    6. Kate Huppatz
      Pages 177-183
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 184-199

About this book


Drawing on interviews with nurses, social workers, exotic dancers and hairdressers, this book explores the processes involved in producing and reproducing gendered and classed workers and occupations.


capital gender occupations Pierre Bourdieu social work

Authors and affiliations

  • Kate Huppatz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32164-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-28421-1
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