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Gender, Class and Occupation : Working Class Men Doing Dirty Work, Hardback Book

Gender, Class and Occupation : Working Class Men Doing Dirty Work Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 277 pages, 7 Illustrations, color; VII, 277 p. 7 illus. in color.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Gender studies, gender groups
  • ISBN: 9781137439673

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