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Redundant Masculinities?. Employment Change and White Working Class Youth. Edition No. 1. Antipode Book Series

  • ID: 5224594
  • Book
  • June 2003
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.
  • Looks at how the labour market is changing.
  • Emphasises the social construction of gender and racial identities.
  • Dispels popular myths about the crisis in masculinity.
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List of Plates.

List of Tables.


1. Introduction: Young, White, Male and Working Class.

2. The Rise of Poor Work: Employment Restructuring and Changing Class and Gender Identities.

3. The Contemporary Crisis Of Masculinity: It's Hard To Be(Come) A Man or The Problem of/for Boys.

4. Living on The Edge: Marginal Lives In Cambridge and Sheffield.

5. Leaving School: Pathways To Employment and Further Education.

6. Actively Seeking Employment: Committed Workers and Reluctant Learners.

7. Uncertain Transitions: Accidental and Incidental Workers, The Excluded and Escape Attempts.

8. Performing Identity: Protest and Domestic Masculinities.

9. Conclusions: What Is To Be Done About Boys?


Appendix 1: Research Methodology.

Appendix 2: The Participants.




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Linda McDowell University of Cambridge, UK.
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