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dc.contributor.author Bjerck, Mari
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-10T06:48:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-10T06:48:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-10
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793483743
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793483750
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9434
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is concerned with work uniforms for women in male-dominated manual occupations. As such, it has analysed parts of the gender-segregated labour market in light of material conditions that dress workers every day. This has been done on the background of a research and development project called Uni-Form funded by the Research Council of Norway. The dissertation presents findings from ethnographic fieldwork in six male-dominated occupations; construction, skilled manual work, industrial production, off- and onshore gas and oil production, industrial fishing and the Navy. It also analyses the project Uni-Form’s product development process and seeks to show how work research can benefit from employing more materiality-based studies. Work clothes and uniforms for women in male-dominated occupations have come in the form of men’s clothes or feminized copies of men's clothes where form and aesthetics have been adapted to the female body and female dress standards. There are several problematic aspects of work clothes and gender that points to premises of standardisation, which do not promote inclusion and recruitment or contribute to retaining women in the gender-segregated labour market. Research on workwear, uniforms and uniform dressing in general have largely documented that women dressing in uniform workwear are problematic in practical, functional and socialsymbolic terms, but it has not contributed with a larger study or shown how this can be solved in practice. en_US
dc.format.extent 216 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;01.2017
dc.title Apparel at Work en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2017 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Work Uniforms and Women in Male-dominated Manual Occupations en_US


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