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Identity Studies in the Social Sciences

Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

Editors: Simpson, R., Slutskaya, N., Lewis, P., Höpfl, H. (Eds.)

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This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.

About the authors

KATE MACKENZIE DAVEY Senior Lecturer in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, UK GINA GRANDY Associate Professor with the Commerce Department at the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies at Mount Allison University, Canada JASON HUGHES Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications at Brunel University, UK GERALDINE LEE-TREWEEK Principal Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK SHARON MAVIN Dean of Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK ROBERT MCMURRAY Senior Lecturer in Management at Durham University Business School, UK ALISON PULLEN Lecturer at Swansea University, UK GIULIA SELMI Researcher at the University of Trento, Italy LIZ STANLEY Consultant specialising in organisational change and employee engagement and studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK ELAINE SWAN Head of Academic Group at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia MELISSA TYLER Reader in Management at the University of Essex, UK SHEENA VACHHANI Lecturer in Organization Studies at the School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, UK PAUL WHITE Lecturer in the People Organizations and Work research group of Swansea University's School of Business and Economics, UK

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introducing Dirty Work, Concepts and Identities

    Simpson, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Dirty Work and Acts of Contamination

    Höpfl, Heather

    Pages 19-32

  • Stains, Staining and the Ethics of Dirty Work

    Vachhani, Sheena J.

    Pages 33-48

  • From High Flyer to Crook – How Can We Understand the Stigmatisation of Investment Bankers during the Financial Crisis?

    Stanley, Liz (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

  • ‘Glamour Girls, Macho Men and Everything In Between’: Un/doing Gender and Dirty Work in Soho’s Sex Shops

    Tyler, Melissa

    Pages 65-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dirty Work
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Identities
Editors
  • R. Simpson
  • N. Slutskaya
  • P. Lewis
  • H. Höpfl
Series Title
Identity Studies in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39353-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230393530
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27713-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32551-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 274
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