Porn, pride and pessimism: experiences of women working in professional construction roles

@article{Watts2007PornPA,
  title={Porn, pride and pessimism: experiences of women working in professional construction roles},
  author={Jacqueline H. Watts},
  journal={Work, Employment \& Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={299 - 316}
}
  • J. Watts
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Sociology
  • Work, Employment & Society
This qualitative study contributes to knowledge about the strategies women use to establish their presence in professional roles in the highly gendered construction sector.The article focuses on construction site culture that is hierarchical and 'laddish' with sexual harassment an entrenched feature of life on site.Women find this threatening but are unable to challenge it, because being part of the 'building team' requires their silence. These negative experiences contrast with the pride… 
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