Work restructuring and changing craft identity: the tale of the disaffected weavers (or what happens when the rug is pulled from under your feet)
Sayce, Susan, Ackers, Peter and Greene, Anne-Marie. (2007) Work restructuring and changing craft identity: the tale of the disaffected weavers (or what happens when the rug is pulled from under your feet). Work, Employment & Society, Vol.21 (No.1). pp. 85-101. ISSN 0950-0170Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017007073618
This article explores the changes in worker identiy that can occur during manufacturing restructuring-specifically those linked to the declining status of craft work through an in-depth case study of Weaveco, a UK carpet manufacturer. An analysis of changes in the labour process is followed by employee reactions centered on the demise of the traditional craft identity of male carpet weavers. The voices of the weavers dramatize the tensions involved in reconstructing their masculine identity, and we consider the implications this has for understanding gendered work relations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Work, Employment & Society|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 85-101|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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