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Dirty work as seriality
Stockholm University.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0786-5018
Number of Authors: 2
2016 (English)In: Tamara Journal, ISSN 1532-5555, E-ISSN 1545-6420, Vol. 14, no 3, 99-111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The literature on dirty work has traditionally zoomed in on workplace studies of occupational groups stigmatized by some parts of society. In this paper the bias is challenged and extended with the aid of Iris Marion Young’s appropriation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s concept of seriality and an empirical study of workers with non-stigmatized occupations in stigmatized work contexts (arms and pornography). The study shows that the workers have to be constantly ready to deal with work-related dirt in their identity work and to do this without any means of support, development of a language or resistance to the transfer of dirt.

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2016. Vol. 14, no 3, 99-111 p.
Keyword [en]
arms, dirty work, identity, occupation, pornography, seriality
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60396OAI: diva2:1046587

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 2016-11-21(andbra)

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