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The introduction of the QWERTY keyboard meant that women could not only be seen as potential workers in the new system, their ascribed ‘naturalized’ affinity potentially made them better suited to the work. At the same time, there was a whole range of labour process implications for men in adapting to the typewriter. For the male print workers, changes in the control and pace of the work, the keyboard layout, and the size of the installation, was experienced as move towards ‘women’s work’. Another aspect of change was captured in the movement from metal to paper as their primary working material.
As a marginalized gender, protest masculinity develops themes of hegemonic masculinity, reconstituting them in the context of a marginalized labour market. We can see evidence of this notion of the use of hegemonic masculinity in Campbell’s study. One of the striking aspects of civil unrest was the continuities between young unemployed men and the masculinities of the police. Therefore, rather than unemployment generating a counterculture, she suggests that unemployed men reinforce a shared gendered hegemony.
Hence, taking up different styles within the workplace may be understood in gender-specific ways and assigned gender attributes. Importantly, these notions of feminization suggest a more complex analytical understanding that goes beyond the simpler framework of male and female employment participation rates. We use this understanding of feminization to consider how we might make sense of recent structural changes in the labour market. Roper (1994) in his study of British organizational life, captures managers’ anxieties working in engineering that accompanied this restructuring.
Men and Masculinities: Theory, Research and Social Practice by Chris Haywood