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Redundant masculinities? : employment change and white working class youth

Author: Linda McDowell
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Series: Antipode book series, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book focuses on a case study of young, white, male school leavers, based in the contrasting British cities of Cambridge and Sheffield. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches as well as interviews with the young men over the course of 18 months, it looks at the level of anxiety unskilled school leavers suffer about their sense of themselves as men and as wage earners. Linda McDowell's analysis brings  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda McDowell
ISBN: 1405105852 9781405105859 1405105860 9781405105866
OCLC Number: 50982300
Description: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : young, white, male and working class --
The rise of poor work : employment restructuring and changing class and gender identities --
The contemporary crisis of masculinity : it's hard to be(come) a man or the problem of/for boys --
Living on the edge : marginal lives in Cambridge and Sheffield --
Leaving school : pathways to employment and further education --
Actively seeking employment : committed workers and reluctant learners --
Uncertain transitions : accidental and incidental workers, the excluded and escape attempts --
Performing identity : protest and domestic masculinities --
Conclusions : what is to be done about boys?
Series Title: Antipode book series, 2.
Responsibility: Linda McDowell.

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Redundant Masculinities? investigates the links between the so--called 'crisis of masculinity' and contemporary changes in the labour market through the lives of young working class men. * Allows  Read more...

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