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The lady vanishes: women's work and affective labour

Bolton, S.C. (2009) The lady vanishes: women's work and affective labour. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 3 (1). pp. 72-80. ISSN 1740-8938

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Abstract

Recently a new twist to the emotion work/ emotional labour debate has been introduced in the shape of a conceptual device known as 'affective labour' (Hardt and Negri, 2000, 2005; Lazaratto 2004). The argument presented here suggests that there are some tragic consequences of thinking about emotion work as affective labour and in terms of immaterial labour. This is because, fundamentally, it overlooks the fact emotion work is hard and productive work that is often unrewarded and unrecognised because of its association with the domestic sphere - in effect, women disappear from view as emotional labourers.

Item type: Article
ID code: 13299
Notes: Also presented at Gender and Emotions Research Seminar, British Academy of Management, London, 7 May 2008 This is a variant record V: 27289
Keywords: emotion work, emotional labour, affective labour, women's work, formative, management, The family. Marriage. Women, Social Sciences (General), Sociology, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > The family. Marriage. Women
Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences > Sociology
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
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Depositing user: Professor Sharon C Bolton
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2009 11:42
Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:09
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13299

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