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    From high flyer to crook – how can we understand the stigmatization of investment bankers during the financial crisis?

    Stanley, L. and MacKenzie Davey, Kate (2012) From high flyer to crook – how can we understand the stigmatization of investment bankers during the financial crisis? In: Simpson, R. and Slutskaya, N. and Lewis, P. and Hopfl, H. (eds.) Dirty work: Concepts and identities. Identity Studies in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-64. ISBN 9780230277137.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book explores new understandings and contemporary experiences of dirty work – tasks or roles that are seen to be disgusting or degrading. Through novel empirical sites that include nursing, medicalization, sex workers, sex call operators, financiers and women's magazines, the book offers new theoretical insights into a form of work that is increasing in significance in the contemporary labour market. By drawing on concepts such as staining, embodiment and 'whiteness', it complicates the clean/dirty divide in the context of work and contributes to understandings of dirty work as contingent, fluid and socially constructed. It offers rich insights into the complex ways in which such work is experienced and the variety of strategies drawn on as dirty workers seek to manage identity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Kate Mackenzie-Davey
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 12:55
    Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 10:37
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6239

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