Gender Capital at Work

Intersections of Femininity, Masculinity, Class and Occupation


Gender Capital at Work uses new data from interviews with nurses, social workers, exotic dancers and hairdressers to explore the processes involved in producing and reproducing gendered and classed workers and occupations.
In doing so, this book argues that femininity, femaleness, masculinity and maleness work as assets in feminised occupations and that the concept 'gender capital' may help researches to better understand the complex relationship between gender, class and occupation. This book builds on Bourdieusian theory, particularly the concept 'gender capital', and provides a unique approach to gendered occupational segregation.
  • Palgrave Macmillan; October 2012
  • ISBN 9781137284211
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  • Title: Gender Capital at Work
  • Author: Kate Huppatz
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

KATE HUPPATZ is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.