Working Bodies: Interactive Service Employment and Workplace Identities (Google eBook)
Through a series of case studies of low-status interactive and embodied servicing work, "Working Bodies" examines the theoretical and empirical nature of the shift to embodied work in service-dominated economies. Defines 'body work' to include the work by service sector employees on their own bodies and on the bodies of othersSets UK case studies in the context of global patterns of economic changeExplores the consequences of growing polarization in the service sectorDraws on geography, sociology, anthropology, labour market studies, and feminist scholarship
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
agencies analysis argued associated attributes become bodily body Bourdieu boxers British capital caring cent challenge chapter childcare cities clients commodified consumer services cultural customers division of labour domestic workers dominated embodied emotional labour employees ethnicity ethnography example exchange exploitation explore female female sex tourism femininity feminist feminized Fordist forms gender geographers global global cities growing numbers heteronormative heterosexual high-touch hospitality identity increasingly individual industry interactive service involved knowledge economy labour force labour market lives London male manufacturing masculinity McDowell menís migrants nannies nursing occupations organizations participation particular peopleís performance physical pimps produce prostitution recruitment regulation relationships Routledge service economy service employment service sector sex workers sexual significant skills skin colour social class social construction social relations societies space spatial stereotypes tasks trafficking Twigg types typically waged Waquant women working-class workplace young