Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

  • Ruth Simpson
  • Natasha Slutskaya
  • Patricia Lewis
  • Heather Höpfl

Part of the Identity Studies in the Social Sciences book series (IDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ruth Simpson, Natasha Slutskaya, Patricia Lewis, Heather Höpfl
    Pages 1-18
  3. Heather Höpfl
    Pages 19-32
  4. Sheena J. Vachhani
    Pages 33-48
  5. Robert McMurray
    Pages 126-142
  6. Ruth Simpson, Natasha Slutskaya, Jason Hughes
    Pages 165-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-274

About this book


This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.


Doing gender ethics feminism gender identity management Nation occupations organization organizations Sex Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Simpson
    • 1
  • Natasha Slutskaya
    • 1
  • Patricia Lewis
    • 2
  • Heather Höpfl
    • 3
  1. 1.Brunel Business SchoolBrunel UniversityUK
  2. 2.Kent Business SchoolUniversity of KentUK
  3. 3.Essex Business SchoolUniversity of EssexUK

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