'I Get Money for What I Like Doing Best': The Class Origin of Young Blue-Collar Workers and their Commitment to Work

Altreiter, Carina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0791-1598 and Flecker, Jörg (2020) 'I Get Money for What I Like Doing Best': The Class Origin of Young Blue-Collar Workers and their Commitment to Work. Work, Employment and Society, 34 (6). pp. 1097-1113. ISSN 0950-0170

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Abstract

Applying Bourdieu’s theory of social reproduction, this article deals with workers’ family-of-origin class position and the associated socialisation processes as systematic influencers of individual work orientations and commitment to work. It draws on a study of young blue-collar workers in Austria to argue how growing up in a working-class setting shapes dispositions that contribute to the commitment to manual work. The results show how these dispositions influence the assessment of work and, in particular, support a positive relationship with manual work and physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: commitment to work, dispositions, labour process, manual labour, working class
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Soziologie u Empirische Sozialforschung
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 11:04
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 10:22
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/95781/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7618

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