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It's a Working Man's Town: Male Working-Class Culture in Northwestern Ontario

Dunk, Thomas W.

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ISBN 10: 0773508619 / ISBN 13: 9780773508613
Published by Carleton Univ Pr, 1991
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Title: It's a Working Man's Town: Male ...

Publisher: Carleton Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: New Ed.

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In a valuable addition to the debate on the nature of contemporary working-class culture, Thomas Dunk examines the ordinary weekend pursuits of working-class males in his home town of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He shows that the function and meaning of gender, ethnicity, popular leisure activities, and common-sense knowledge are intimately linked with the way an individual's experience is structured by class. After reviewing the principal theoretical problems relating to the study of working-class culture and consciousness, Dunk provides a detailed ethnographic analysis of "the Boys" - the male working-class subjects of this study. Male working-class culture, he argues, contains both the seeds of a radical response to social inequality and a defensive reaction against alternative social practices and ideas.

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In this valuable addition to the debate on the nature of contemporary working-class culture, Thomas Dunk examines the ordinary weekend pursuits of working-class males in his home town of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He shows that the function and meaning of gender, ethnicity, popular leisure activities, and common-sense knowledge are intimately linked with the way an individual's experience is structured by class.

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