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Performing identities at work : evidence from contrasting sectors

Felstead, Alan; Bishop, Dan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna; Kakavelakis, Konstantinos; (2007) Performing identities at work : evidence from contrasting sectors. Working paper. 9 . Cardiff School of Social Sciences

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This paper argues that in making products and services organizations shape (create, sustain and/or change) the way workers individually and collectively think about themselves and the way they are seen by others. The empirical results are drawn from interviews, observations and periods of work shadowing in the service sector, the ?knowledge based economy? and traditional manufacturing. The findings highlight the particular ways in which organizations mould and shape worker identities. This includes the creation of new identities for workers to inhabit, the sustenance of existing identities formed elsewhere and the realignment of well established identities in the context of work reorganization.

Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Title: Performing identities at work : evidence from contrasting sectors
Language: English
Additional information: This paper was first presented to the Transitions Through the Life course Seminar Series, University of Nottingham, 12-13 October 2006
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10017835
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