Does Necessity Shield work?: The struggles of butchers and waste management workers for recognition

Natasha Slutskaya, Rachel Morgan, Ruth Simpson, Alex Simpson

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Abstract

Drawing on two studies of those involved in physically tainted jobs, this chapter seeks to explore what constraints might compel or hinder the application of particular discursive ideologies and strategies in battling stigma attached to these jobs. The findings demonstrate how workers count on labour market participation as a way of preserving their worth. Participants also possess a strong sense of the appropriateness of particular types of work, a sense consistent with traditional norms of masculinity. However, edifying ideologies that workers commonly draw on lose their value as a result of changing labour market conditions (significantly less demand for physical labour and a preference for “clean” white collar work) and malformed understandings of what is useful (when the notion of utility shifts from “being beneficial to communities” to “providing the best value for tax payers’ money”).
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationStigmas, work and organizations
EditorsS. Bruce Thomson, Gina Grandy
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages123-142
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781137564764
ISBN (Print)9781137575715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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Ideologies
labor market
physical labor
tax payer
worker
masculinity
Values
money
participation
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community

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Slutskaya, N., Morgan, R., Simpson, R., & Simpson, A. (2018). Does Necessity Shield work? The struggles of butchers and waste management workers for recognition. In S. B. Thomson, & G. Grandy (Eds.), Stigmas, work and organizations (pp. 123-142). (Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56476-4_7
Slutskaya, Natasha ; Morgan, Rachel ; Simpson, Ruth ; Simpson, Alex. / Does Necessity Shield work? The struggles of butchers and waste management workers for recognition. Stigmas, work and organizations. editor / S. Bruce Thomson ; Gina Grandy. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 123-142 (Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma).
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Does Necessity Shield work? The struggles of butchers and waste management workers for recognition. / Slutskaya, Natasha; Morgan, Rachel; Simpson, Ruth; Simpson, Alex.

Stigmas, work and organizations. ed. / S. Bruce Thomson; Gina Grandy. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 123-142 (Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma).

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Slutskaya N, Morgan R, Simpson R, Simpson A. Does Necessity Shield work? The struggles of butchers and waste management workers for recognition. In Thomson SB, Grandy G, editors, Stigmas, work and organizations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. p. 123-142. (Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma). https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56476-4_7