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Dirty work : the social construction of taint

Author: Shirley K Drew; Melanie Mills; Bob M Gassaway
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2007.
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"Escape into the Future analyzes the power of pessimism, showing links between present-day religious pessimism and the nihilism of popular culture, Stroup and Shuck rummage through an interesting and eclectic body of pop culture - from Fight Club to X-Files to the Left Behind series - pointing out the presence of pessimistic themes throughout. This volume identifies and illuminates the religious language used in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley K Drew; Melanie Mills; Bob M Gassaway
ISBN: 9781932792737 1932792732 193279252X 9781932792522
OCLC Number: 123232378
Description: xi, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Doing justice / Shirley K. Drew --
Dirty work and discipline behind bars / Sarah J. Tracy & Clifton Scott --
Riding fire trucks & ambulances with America's heroes / Clifton Scott & Sarah J. Tracy --
Without trucks, we'd be naked, hungry & homeless / Melanie Mills --
Bitching about secretarial "dirty work" / Patty Sotirin --
Bedpans, blood, and bile: doing the dirty work in nursing / Melanie Mills & Amy Schejabal --
Crack pipes and T cells: use of taint management by HIV/AIDS/addiction caregivers / Stephanie Poole Martinez --
Good cops, dirty crimes / Bob M. Gassaway --
Cops, crimes, and community policing / Shirley K. Drew & Mendy Hulvey --
The death doctors / Bob M. Gassaway --
Ethnography as dirty work / Shirley K. Drew & Melanie Mills --
Concluding thoughts / Melanie Mills, Shirley K. Drew, & Bob M. Gassaway.
Other Titles: Social construction of taint
Responsibility: Shirley K. Drew, Melanie Mills, Bob M. Gassaway editors.
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Profiles a number of occupations that society deems tainted. The volume's vivid, ethnographic reports focus on the communication that helps workers manage the moral, social, and physical "stains"  Read more...


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For everyone who has ever wondered "how on earth" or "why in the world" people do the dirty work of prison guards, cops, community police, long-distance truck drivers, secretaries, nurses, Read more...

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