Redundant masculinities combines an impressive synthesis of contemporary theoretical debates and perspectives with a thorough empirical methodology to produce a first class piece of applied research work employment and society mcdowell offers a groundbreaking and often intensely sympathetic portrait of the ruptures and fragmentations of . This book will appeal to a wide audience it so adroitly sums up the state of play in a number of arenas the contemporary uk economy and the future of work current debates about gender and identity the crisis of masculinity and the emerging problem of white working class boys floundering to hold down jobs and identities that are increasingly redundant. 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 employment change and white working class youth linda mcdowell linda mcdowell is professor . Get this from a library redundant masculinities employment change and white working class youth linda mcdowell 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
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