|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Stuck in the middle with who? The class identity of knowledge workers|
|Citation:||Baldry C & Marks A (2009) Stuck in the middle with who? The class identity of knowledge workers, Work, Employment and Society, 23 (1), pp. 49-65.|
|Abstract:||The coming of the information age has been associated with widespread social transformation and new, or dissolved, class structures. Central to this claim is the emergence of `knowledge workers' including information technology professionals. While previous discussion has focused on the paradox faced by IT workers as both professionals and employees, this article, using empirical data from five software organizations in Scotland, examines their perceptions of class structure and their own class position. It finds that participants clearly retained varying class models of society but expressed conflict between their own self-rated class identity and that which they awarded to their occupation and profession.|
|Rights:||Published in Work, Employment & Society. Copyright: Sage / British Sociological Association.; The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Work, Employment & Society, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2009, © SAGE Publications, Inc. / British Sociological Association, 2009 by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Work, Employment & Society page: http://wes.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/|
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