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Title: Muck and magic : representation, culture and identity in the world of farm animal veterinary surgeons
Author: Hamilton, Lindsay
ISNI:       0000 0004 2678 7091
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2009
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Farming and food production is vital to the economy of the United Kingdom and integral to the daily lives of millions of people working and living in rural areas. Veterinary surgeons play a crucial role in the management of livestock as rural professionals who contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of farms. Yet their activities have rarely been studied by academics. This thesis helps to address this vacuum by shedding light on veterinary surgeons and, specifically, by exploring some of the organising processes that are performed in the construction of their professional identities, and the ways in which they seek to manage the tensions and conflicts in their relationships with their employees.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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