Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke-on-Trent

Mahoney, Ian and Kearon, Tony (2017) Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke-on-Trent. In: Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalsm: Working-Class men in Internatonal Perspective. Global Masculinities . Palgrave, London. ISBN 9783319631714 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This chapters draws on a series of interviews with young working class men in a former industrial heartland in the English Midlands. It explores the responses, coping strategies and alternative narratives of self that were mobilised by these men in the face of profound and systemic economic and social insecurity. It focuses on their responses to a diverse range of existential challenges in which they mobilise an apparently limited and unconventional range of cultural and economic capital via petty criminality, fragile social networks and street capital, to formulate and maintain a defensible self identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Masculinity, labour, neoliberalism, social exclusion, unemployment, crime, defensible-self identity
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Social Science
Depositing User: Ian Mahoney
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 08:48
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1979

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