Lithuanian men’s struggles with precarious life: unemployment, working identities, and strategies of survival

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuanian men’s struggles with precarious life: unemployment, working identities, and strategies of survival
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2016, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 197-218
Keywords:
LT
Bedarbiai vyrai; Vyriškumas.
EN
Unemployed men; Precarity; Working identities; Social exclusion; Masculinity.
Summary / Abstract:

ENUsing semi-structured interviews with young unemployed Lithuanian men, this article examines three distinct male working identities associated with ways of coping with unemployment and a sense of precarity: "desperate conformists," "liberated dreamers," and men "lost in work transition." The interviews demonstrate that unemployment stigmatizes men, particularly those with lesser professional and social competencies crucial to efficient participation in the labor market. Therefore, the respondents’ incessant attempts to search for a job or their dreaming about it can be regarded as a way of resisting stigmatization and precarity. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/01629778.2015.1105832
ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
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