New Article: “Reframing ‘Dirty Work’: The Case of Homeless Shelter Workers” by Julian Torelli and Anthony Puddephatt #sssi #sociology cc @sociologylens

There is a long-standing tradition in symbolic interactionism to investigate the work with vulnerable people. Recently (Vol.42(4)), for example, we published Carley Geiss’s paper “Connecting Practical Doings to Cultural Meanings: Exploring the Work of Moral Mediators in Human Service Organizations” in which the author explores the emotional labor of caseworkers.

We now have published the article “Reframing ‘Dirty Work’: The Case of Homeless Shelter Workers” by Julian Torelli and Anthony Puddephatt. The authors investigate how caseworkers navigate an occupation that is often physically and morally trying, and at times, objectionable. In particular, they are concerned with how caseworkers identify and define “dirty work”.

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