Purple-Collar Labor

@article{David2015PurpleCollarL,
  title={Purple-Collar Labor},
  author={Emmanuel David},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={169 - 194}
}
  • E. David
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Economics
  • Gender & Society
This article examines new patterns of workplace inequality that emerge as transgender people are incorporated into the global labor market. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 41 transgender call center employees in the Philippines, I develop the concept “purple-collar labor” to describe how transgender workers—specifically trans women—are clustered, dispersed, and segregated in the workplace and how their patterned locations in social organizational structures serve a particular value… 
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