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Author Simpson, Ruth, 1949- author

Title Gender, class and occupation : working class men doing dirty work / Ruth Simpson, Jason Hughes, Natasha Slutskaya
Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Figures; 1: Gender, Class and Occupation: Introduction; Introduction; Furthering an Embodied Understanding of Dirty Work; A Theory of Practice; The Neglect of Dirty Work in Organisation Studies; Neo-liberalism and the White Working Class; The Research Projects; Project 1: Butchers; Project 2: Working with Waste; Outline of the Book; Part I: Theories and Concepts: Dirt, Gender and Class; 2: Embodying Dirty Work; Introduction; Bourdieu and Dirty Work; Conceptualising Dirty Work; The Social and Material in Dirty Work; Dirty Work as Embodied; Embodied Suitability
Bourdieu and Recognition Recognition and Forms of Self-Realisation; Individualisation and Failure of De-traditionalisation; Lack of Recognition; Individual Value and Economisation; Discussion; 8: Resistance in Dirty Work: Street Cleaners and Refuse Collectors; Introduction; Approaches to Resistance; Bourdieu and Resistance; Resistance in Dirty Work; Radical Emptiness; Resistance Through Social Comparison; Resistance Through Nostalgia and Attachment to the Past; Discussion; 9: Space, Place and Dirty Work: The Experiences of Street Cleaners, Refuse Collectors and Graffiti Removers
Introduction Orientations to Organisational Space; Bourdieu and Space/Place; Dirty Work and Place; Spatial Fixidity, Dislocation and Changing Places; Pride in Place; Place as a Source of Devaluation; Discussion; 10: Emotional Dimensions of Dirty Work: Butchers and the Meat Trade; Introduction; Dirt, Dirty Work and Emotions; Dirt, Class and Butchery; Recalling Disgust and Aversion; Potential for Shame; Pleasure and Pride; Nostalgia, Cleanliness and Regret; Discussion; 11: Researching Dirty Work; Introduction; Methodological Dilemmas
Symbolic and Bodily Staining Self-hood and Dirty Work; 3: Dirt in Material Worlds; Introduction; What Is Dirt?; Dirt as a Designation: Dirt, Dirtiness and Dirty Work; A Material World: Dirt, Dirtiness and Socio-materiality; The Material-Ideal Split; Bringing the Material Back In; 4: Dirt as Relational; Introduction; Rescuing Discourse?; Bourdieu's Socio-materiality; Relational Ontologies: Beyond the Material-Discursive Dialectic?; 5: White Working Class Masculinities and Dirty Work; Introduction; Neo-liberalism, Bourdieu and Dirty Work; Theorising Masculinity
Working Class Masculinity Working Class Masculinity and Whiteness; Class, Gender, Whiteness and Dirty Work; Part II: Occupational Contexts; 6: Notions of Sacrifice: The Meanings Butchers Give to Their Work; Introduction; Work-Based Meanings and Working Class Men; Sacrifice and Dirty Work; Butchery: Dirt and Skills; Orthodoxy of Work; Acceptance and Choice; Physicality, Dirt and Loss; Discussion; 7: Disposing of Waste: Paradoxes of Recognition; Introduction; Recognition in Management and Organisation Studies; Recognition and Dirty Work; Honneth and the Struggle for Recognition
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 25, 2017)
Subject Business.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Industrial sociology.
Form Electronic book
Author Hughes, Jason, author
Slutskaya, Natasha, 1967- author
ISBN 1137439696