Abstract in 2008 hayley turner became the first female jockey in the united kingdom to ride a 100 winners in a year this was a remarkable feat for any jockey but more so for a working class woman. This chapter asks what impact the emergence of female employees has had on the racing industry and how particular classed and gendered identities have enabled some women to gain entry to masculine occupations while most continue to be excluded. Deborah butler worked for many years as a lad in the horseracing industry she currently divides her time between working as a researcher at the university of warwick for warwick manufacturing group as well as continuing to work in her spare time as a lad riding out racehorses for a local racehorse trainer. How do the class and gender inequalities found in horseracing affect the working practices of women within the industry drawing on the work of bourdieu and his concepts of field capital and habitus this book shows the inequalities that are prevalent. Becoming one of the lads women horseracing and gender in the united kingdom article january 2014 with 55 reads doi 101007 978 94 007 6824 6 4
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