CULLUM, Linda K.
Title: Narratives at Work: Women, Men, Unionization, and the Fashioning of Identities. Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Institute of Social and Economic Research, St. John's , 2003, ISBN:091966654x
Seller ID: 77567
CULLUM, Linda K. Narratives at Work: Women, Men, Unionization, and the Fashioning of Identities. (St. John's): Institute of Social and Economic Research, (2003). Pp. -383,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated reddish card covers. "In February 1948 a group of female fish and blueberry processors formed the Ladies' Cold Storage Workers Union at Job Brothers fish plant in St.John's, Newfoundland. The unionization of women workers was unusual for th e time, yet this organization was founded in the context of structural and social change in the Newfoundland fishery that altered the social relationsof paid and unpaid work for women fish plant workers. Narratives at Work i s both an account of a specific labour process and its workers, and a studyof how the working-class women and men of Job Brothers recounted stories o f their work and domestic lives and thus fashioned shifting identities as gendered, classed, and racialized subjects. [...] The telling of stories andthe constitution of social relations in and through everyday talk are exam ined in a close documenting of the narrators' multiply-positioned and partial stories about work, home, and a unique experience of union formation. Narratives at work provides an open reading of the workers' narratives and offers reflections on the integration of theories and methods in the production of qualitative research and knowledge." -from the rear cover. Very good.25.00