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James Frederick Green


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Alan Latham (Primary)
Amy Horton (Secondary)


Working Title: Work and Life at the Bottom of the Pay-scale: Experiences of Exploitation of Low Paid Workers in Global London

Abstract: This project focuses on the ‘routine’ or less severe forms of exploitation. Routine forms of exploitation are the ‘lawful but awful’ (Passas, 2005), mundane, and everyday procedures that are deeply embedded and standardised in business practises. This may take shape in corporeal (e.g. physical) or incorporeal (e.g. psychological) forms such as overworking employees, bullying and shaming, control (e.g. emotional requirements) and non-standard contractible agreements (e.g., flexible and zero hour contracts). The main aim of the research is to examine how low-paid workers experience exploitation in their workplace. I also want to investigate how routine labour exploitation affects life outside of work. This will be explored through an ethnographic lens in London’s pubs with bartender and cleaners of these venues being the main point of inquiry.

Funding: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentship - UCL, Bloomsbury and East London ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership


Green, J. F. (2021). Smashing Backdoors in and the Wandering Eye: An Introduction to Bartenders’ Experiences with Unwanted Sexual Attention while Working in the UK. Feminist Criminology. doi:10.1177/15570851211001922


Previous Education:

MSc Social Research, Goldsmiths, University of London

BA (Hons) Sociology, University of Hull