Age in the city

embodied ageing in financial services

Leanne Cutcher, Kathleen Riach

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Abstract

This chapter explores intersections between ageing and masculinity in the hyper-masculinist culture of hedge funds. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research, we show how the traders’ experience of ageing is shaped by organising principles of masculinity, individualism and competence that reflect cultural norms in financial services. We found that the ageing body had to be worked upon because being fit for work was a fundamental part of the presentation of the self to colleagues and clients. We also show how occupational and organisational discourses of strength, endurance and rationality placed limits on how ageing could be resisted both now and in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgeing, Organisations and Management
Subtitle of host publicationConstructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives
EditorsIiris Aaltio, Albert J. Mills, Jean Helms Mills
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages161-182
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319588131
ISBN (Print)9783319588124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2017

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Cutcher, L., & Riach, K. (2017). Age in the city: embodied ageing in financial services. In I. Aaltio, A. J. Mills, & J. H. Mills (Eds.), Ageing, Organisations and Management: Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives (pp. 161-182). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58813-1_8
Cutcher, Leanne ; Riach, Kathleen. / Age in the city : embodied ageing in financial services. Ageing, Organisations and Management: Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives. editor / Iiris Aaltio ; Albert J. Mills ; Jean Helms Mills. Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 161-182
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Cutcher, L & Riach, K 2017, Age in the city: embodied ageing in financial services. in I Aaltio, AJ Mills & JH Mills (eds), Ageing, Organisations and Management: Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham Switzerland, pp. 161-182. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58813-1_8

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Ageing, Organisations and Management: Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives. ed. / Iiris Aaltio; Albert J. Mills; Jean Helms Mills. Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 161-182.

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Cutcher L, Riach K. Age in the city: embodied ageing in financial services. In Aaltio I, Mills AJ, Mills JH, editors, Ageing, Organisations and Management: Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 161-182 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58813-1_8