Book review

Angela Lait, Telling Tales: Work, Narrative and Identity in a Market Age

Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers

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Abstract

Angela Lait Telling Tales: Work, Narrative and Identity in a Market Age Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012, £65 hbk, (ISBN: 9780719085222), 224 pp.

The core argument in Telling Tales is that middle-class professional public servants face a fundamental conflict: market culture is incompatible with the public sector service ethos through which much of their satisfaction of work is derived. Telling Tales contributes a literary critique of late-capitalist writing to the debates around the impact of work alienation on individual well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
JournalWork, Employment and Society
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

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  • professional public servants
  • whistle blowing
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Book review : Angela Lait, Telling Tales: Work, Narrative and Identity in a Market Age. / Pascoe-Deslauriers, Rachelle.

In: Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.06.2014, p. 507-509.

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