Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion (Hardback)
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Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion (Hardback)

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Hardback 222 Pages / Published: 28/07/2016
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We all play games at work - but have you ever wondered how your identity becomes bound up with game playing? This book is about employees in the Higher Education workplace and it provides an interpretation of why people act the way they do at work as an expression of game playing. It offers an insight into how people try to adapt and fit in at work by looking at how value is attached to certain identities through the lens of class and gender. The figure of the 'chav', the 'emotional woman', 'The Grafter', and 'Mrs. Bucket', are explored in detail as representations of what kinds of people are permitted, or not, to fit in at work. These identities are topical, and may even be familiar to readers, but the author's analysis of them challenges why they exist, what function these identities serve at work, and who is able to deploy and inscribe them as part of the games people play at work.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137518026
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 4098 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 18 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


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"Michelle Addison's Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion ... is a well-written book by an early career researcher that explores game-playing in British universities and the effects of class and gender stratifications on our workplace identities. With a sophisticated theoretical framework, this book is essential reading for all of us who are struggling to survive and thrive in the neoliberal academy." (Times Higher Education, timeshighereducation.com, December, 2016)

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