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Naughty or nice? Is the way we ‘perform’ Santa Claus under threat?

Article title: Recognition and the moral taint of sexuality: Threat, masculinity and Santa Claus From Human Relations. Santa Claus performers struggle with fulfilling the role of old St Nic due to an acute awareness of the sensitivities around interactions with … Continue reading

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‘Being Santa Claus’: The pursuit of recognition in interactive service work

From Work Employment & Society This article investigates the occupational practices of perhaps one of the most immediately recognizable of interactive service workers, the Santa Claus performer.  It draws on a series of semi-structured, in-depth interviews, and explores why those … Continue reading

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