Working Bodies: Interactive Service Employment and Workplace Identities

August 3, 2010

From the Publisher:

Through a series of case studies of low-status interactive and embodied servicing work, Working Bodies examines the theoretical and empirical nature of the shift to embodied work in service-dominated economies.

• Defines ‘body work’ to include the work by service sector employees on their own bodies and on the bodies of others
• Sets UK case studies in the context of global patterns of economic change
• Explores the consequences of growing polarization in the service sector
• Draws on geography, sociology, anthropology, labour market studies, and feminist scholarship

Working Bodies: Interactive Service Employment and Workplace Identities, by Linda McDowell. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 272 p. ISBN 9781405159784 (pbk.)

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