NEW Feelings and Work in Modern History By Alison Moulds, Agnes Arnold-Forst
Work in all its guises is a fundamental part of the human experience, and yet it is a setting where emotions rarely take centre stage. This edited collection interrogates the troubled relationship between emotion and work to shed light on the feelings and meaning of both paid and unpaid labour from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Central to this book is a reappraisal of'emotional labour', now associated with the household and'life admin' work largely undertaken by women and which reflects and perpetuates gender inequalities. Critiquing this term, and the history of how work has made us feel, Feelings and Work in Modern History explores the changing values we have ascribed to our labour, examines the methods deployed by workplaces to manage or'administrate' our emotions, and traces feelings through 19th, 20th and 21st century workplaces in Europe, Asia and South America. Exploring the damages wrought to physical and emotional health by certain workplaces and practices, critiquing the pathologisation of some emotional responses to work, and acknowledging the joy and meaning people derive from their labour, this book appraises the notion of a'work-life balance', explores the changing notions of professionalism and critically engages with the history of capitalism.
In doing so, it interrogates the lasting impact of some of these histories on the current and future emotional landscape of labour. For Internal Reference Only, Item Located; Shelf 02, Row 22. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "waverock-book-store" and is located in this country: AU.
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- Format: Hardcover
- Topic: Modern History, General & World History
- Book Series: History of Emotions
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Language: English
- Publication Year: 2022
- Book Title: Feelings and Work in Modern History
- Intended Audience: Young Adults, Adults
- Author: Alison Moulds, Agnes Arnold-Forster
- Original Language: English
- Narrative Type: Non-Fiction
- Literary Movement: Modernism
- Publisher: Bloomsbury
- Inscribed: No
- Genre: History
- Type: SCHOLARLY
- UPC: 9781350197183