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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy
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Jennifer Rayner
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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

Jennifer Rayner


Redback Press

Society & Social Sciences;
Social issues & processes;
Sociology: work & labour


192 pages

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Jennifer Rayner knows a thing or two about blue-collar blokes. Her brother, her dad and her grandfather all make a living with their hands. But blue-collar jobs for Australian men are disappearing at a rapid rate, and this is not just a product of unstoppable economic forces – it’s also the result of our failure to acknowledge the importance of those jobs and the people who do them. The men now losing their jobs in heavy industry or trades will not easily find new work in Australia’s growing service industries; the evidence shows they are disengaging from the workforce instead.

Drawing on extensive research and dozens of interviews, Rayner argues that there can be blue-collar jobs in our future economy; in fact, we can’t keep building a fair and prosperous Australia without them. Humane and clear-eyed, Blue Collar Frayed is a vital contribution to our national conversation.

By:   Jennifer Rayner
Imprint:   Redback Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   161g
ISBN:   9781760640002
ISBN 10:   176064000X
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   April 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jennifer Rayner has worked as an economic policy adviser for federal and territory Labor and holds a PhD from the Australian National University. Her last book, Generation Less (2016), was an urgent call-to-arms on generational inequality.

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