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Gender Capital at Work: Intersections of Femininity, Masculinity, Class and Occupation

Kate Huppatz
Format
Book
Published
Basingstoke, UK ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780230251991 (hbk.), 0230251994 (hbk.)
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Summary
"Gender Capital at Work uses new data from interviews with nurses, social workers, exotic dancers and hairdressers to explore the processes involved in producing and reproducing gendered and classed workers and occupations. In doing so, this book argues that femininity, femaleness, masculinity and maleness work as assets in feminised occupations and that the concept 'gender capital' may help researches to better understand the complex relationship between gender, class and occupation. This book builds on Bourdieusian theory, particularly the concept 'gender capital', and provides a unique approach to gendered occupational segregation"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Why use Bourdieusian theory to study gender, class and work? The case for 'gender capital'
  • Gender and class in four occupations
  • Collecting and interpreting work-life stories
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Exotic dancing
  • Hairdressing
  • Conclusions.
Description
viii, 199 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-191) and index.
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