Workers Not Wasters: Masculine Respectability, Consumption and Unemployment in Central Scotland

Workers Not Wasters: Masculine Respectability, Consumption and Unemployment in Central Scotland

by Daniel Wight
     
 

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An ethnographic study of how men retain their self-esteem in the ex-mining community of Cauldmoss when there is no work. Appropriate consumption turns out to be as important as employment to be deemed respectable, and the easiest form of consumption to study is drinking. The study also highlights how unemployment differs between generations and the social deprivation of poverty. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780748604449
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/26/1994
Series:
Edinburgh Education and Society Series
Pages:
254
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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