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Book review: masters of craft: old jobs in the new urban economy by Richard E. Ocejo

Scanlan, Padraic X. (2018) Book review: masters of craft: old jobs in the new urban economy by Richard E. Ocejo. LSE Review of Books (14 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, Richard E. Ocejo explores four traditionally working-class jobs - barbering, bartending, distilling and butchery – that have been increasingly redefined as hip, high-status and ‘middle-class’ for a number of urban workers today. Though the backdrop of gentrification, deindustrialisation and class hierarchy are not examined in depth, Padraic X. Scanlan finds this a careful, focused ethnographic study that succeeds in conveying the rituals and norms of these new-old workplaces and the transformation of contemporary urban labour.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89683

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