Macho men or pragmatists?

David Walker

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Abstract

Paper presented at Understanding the Past and Facing the Future: Labour and Working Class History in Scotland Scottish Labour History Conference. The paper was based on a journal article and enagaged with the theory of masculinity and culture of machismo within male dominated industries. Using oral history narratives the paper argued that workers had limited control at the point of production and rather then take risks within a culture of machismo were more likely to be pragmatic when forced to work in dangerous and risky working conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 5 Nov 2011
EventUnderstanding the Past and Facing the Future SLHS/SWPHT/SOHC Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Nov 20115 Nov 2011

Conference

ConferenceUnderstanding the Past and Facing the Future SLHS/SWPHT/SOHC Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period5/11/115/11/11

Keywords

  • oral history
  • occupational health
  • danger
  • dockers
  • chemical industry

Research Output

'Danger was a thing that ye were brought up wi': workers narratives on occupational health and safety in the workplace

Walker, D., Nov 2011, In : Scottish Labour History. 46, p. 54-70 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occupational Health and Safety in the British Chemical Industry, 1914-1974

Walker, D., 2007, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 302 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Walker, D. (2011). Macho men or pragmatists?. Paper presented at Understanding the Past and Facing the Future SLHS/SWPHT/SOHC Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.