All work is gendered and all work is embodied. Yet, in common with so many features of social life, these connections have remained largely unnoticed in most areas of social enquiry. All three topics - gender, bodies and work - have their own history and theoretical concerns and have recently showed signs of convergence. This volume recognizes this convergence and explores the inter-connections more specifically. The authors provide a set of questions which draw together themes already present in existing studies and which provide the basis for further analysis and theoretical elaboration. The chapters explore processes of embodiment and disembodiment within working settings and discuss the implications of these for the construction of gendered identities. Enhancing our knowledge of all three terms, Gender, Bodies and Work develops a perspective that has considerable potential both for assessing the past and exploring the future.

chapter 1|15 pages

Thinking About Gender, Bodies and Work

ByDavid Morgan, Berit Brandth, Elin Kvande

part 1|27 pages

Theorising Gender, Bodies and Work

chapter 2|12 pages

Gender, Bodies, Work: Re-reading Texts

ByDavid Morgan

chapter 3|13 pages

Embodying Emotional Labour

ByDavid Knights, Torkild Thanem

part 2|68 pages

Embodying Gendered Labour

chapter 4|13 pages

Gendered Bodies and Boundary Setting in the Airline Industry

ByUlla Forseth

chapter 5|13 pages

Gut Feeling, Back-Slapping — Gendered Embodiment on the Exchange

ByBente Rasmussen

chapter 6|13 pages

Embodying Male Workers as Fathers in a Flexible Working Life

ByElin Kvande

chapter 7|12 pages

The Gendered Embodiment of Agricultural Work: Nature, Machinery and Patriarchy

ByBerit Brandth, Marit S. Haugen

chapter 8|12 pages

Embodied Gender Talks — The Gendered Discourse of Tiredness

ByKarin Widerberg

part 3|51 pages

Gender and Body Work

chapter 9|12 pages

Gender and Care: The Role of Cultural Ideas of Dirt and Disgust

ByLise Widding Isaksen

chapter 10|12 pages

Men, Bodies and Nursing

ByRannveig Dahle