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dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Keithen_US
dc.contributor.authorB. Charles, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.editorKeith Hancocken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:16:19Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:16:19Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-04-30T06:33:21Z
dc.identifier.issn03116336en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.thefreelibrary.com/Jarhead+and+deskilling+in+the+military%3a+potential+implications+for...-a0180969800en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/20328
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses a popular culture medium to examine the notion of deskilling in one particular sector, viz., the military. Jarhead was released to cinemas in 2005 and follows the experiences of United States Marine, Anthony Swofford, in the first Gulf War of the early 1990s. We witness the central character undergo intensive training to become one of the Marine's highly skilled employees - a sniper. We observe Swofford and his colleagues' increasing frustrations with their inability to 'ply their trade'. While the sniper was a highly skilled, indeed 鬩te, fi ghter in earlier confl icts, technological developments have left this skilled artisan as a bystander in modern set-piece warfare. This paper adds to our understanding of the tensions between traditional skilled occupations and technological development, in addition to the tensions between military skills and non-military employment. Using the Hollywood movie Jarhead as a lens, the audience witnesses the manner in which technology leads to a divergence in workplace skills. Finally, this paper considers the implications for the Australian labour market.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNational Institute of Labour Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.thefreelibrary.com/Australian+Bulletin+of+Labour-p2332en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto78en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Bulletin of Labouren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350203en_US
dc.titleJarhead and Deskilling and the Military: Potential Implications for the Australian Labour Marketen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Australian Bulletin of Labour. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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