Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion

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We all play games at work - but have you ever wondered how your identity becomes bound up with game playing? This book is about employees in the Higher Education workplace and it provides an interpretation of why people act the way they do at work as an expression of game playing. It offers an insight into how people try to adapt and fit in at work by looking at how value is attached to certain identities through the lens of class and gender. The figure of the 'chav', the 'emotional woman', 'The Grafter', and 'Mrs. Bucket', ...

Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion 2016, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9781137518026

2016 edition

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