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‘You questioning my manhood, boy?’: using work to play with gender roles in a regime of male skilled-labour

This chapter examines the way in which regimes of work and discourses of masculinity are entwined, whilst showing how, by appealing to contradictory aspects of different discourses, individuals are empowered to engage in behaviours which violate the strict limits of either. It discusses and demonstrates an auto-ethnographic method.