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Redundant Masculinities? : Employment Change and White Working Class Youth.

Author: Linda McDowell
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Series: Antipode book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 the voices of poorly-educated young men to be heard.; Looks at how the labour market is changing.; Emphasises the social construction of gender and racial identities.; Dispels popular myths about the crisis in masculinity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda McDowell
ISBN: 9780470775356 0470775351
OCLC Number: 437218653
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages).
Contents: Contents; List of Plates; List of Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction: Young, White, Male and Working Class; 2 The Rise of Poor Work: Employment Restructuring and Changing Class and Gender Identities; 3 The Contemporary Crisis of Masculinity: It's Hard to Be(come) a Man; 4 Living on the Edge: Marginal Lives in Cambridge and Sheffield; 5 Leaving School: Pathways to Employment and Further Education; 6 Actively Seeking Employment: Committed Workers and Reluctant Learners; 7 Uncertain Transitions: Accidental and Incidental Workers, the Excluded, and Escape Attempts. 8 Performing Identity: Protest and Domestic Masculinities9 Conclusions: What Is to Be Done About Boys?; Postscript; Appendix 1: Research Methodology; Appendix 2: The Participants; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Antipode book series.

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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 the voices of poorly-educated young men to be heard.; Looks at how the labour market is changing.; Emphasises the social construction of gender and racial identities.; Dispels popular myths about the crisis in masculinity.

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