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The Emotional Organization. Passions and Power

  • ID: 2247586
  • Book
  • November 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 238 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Research on emotion in organizations has blossomed since the early 1990s. Work in this area ranges from an examination of how universal biological, evolutionary, or trait impulses impact emotion, to consideration of the role social learning plays in shaping sentiment.

This landmark collection is exclusively devoted to demonstrating/mapping (what is understood today about the power and structural effects of emotion and identity in organizations). Essays at the leading edge of research reveal the influence of workplace cultures, power, and institutional expectations, while also exploring the negative impacts of emotion management in the workplace.

Stephen Fineman has gathered an international group of cutting–edge researchers for this collection. The volume makes a significant contribution to the field by highlighting the controversies and voices that bring power and politics out of the shadows, propelling organizational emotion into the post–modern era.

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List of Contributors.

1. Introducing the Emotional Organization: Stephen Fineman (University of Bath).

Part I: Emotional Arenas.

The Hospital.

2. Me, Morphine and Humanity: Experiencing the Emotional Community on Ward 8: Sharon Bolton (The University of Strathclyde).

The Prison.

3.Power, Paradox, Social Support and Prestige: A Critical Approach to Addressing Correctional Officer Burnout: Sarah Tracy (Arizona State University).

Crisis Work.

4. Rape Work: Emotional Dilemmas in Work with Victims: Patricia Yancey Martin, Douglas Schrock, Margaret Leaf and Carmen Von Rohr (Florida State University).

The Recreation Centre.

5. In the Gym: Peer Pressure and Emotion Management Among Co–Workers: Mary Haman and Linda Putman (Texas A&M University).

The Job Centre.

6. Abuse, Violence and Fear on the Front Line: Implications for the Rise of the Enchanting Myth of Customer Sovereignty: Marek Korczynski (Loughborough University) and Victoria Bishop (The University of Manchester).

The Call Centre.

7. Enactments of Class and Nationality in Transnational Call Centres: Kiran Mirchandani (University of Toronto).

Web Work.

8. The Gendering of Emotions and Perceived Work Time: Chicks and Geeks at I.com: Nicole L. Kangas and Debra E. Meyerson (Stanford University).


9. Managing the Boundaries of Telework: Gill Musson (Sheffield University) and Katy Marsh (Newcastle University Business School).


10. Management Consultancy and Humour in Action and Context: Andrew Sturdy (The University of Warwick), Timothy Clark (Durham University, Robin Fincham (Stirling University) and Karen Handley(Oxford Brookes University).

Part II: Shifting Identities.

11. Becoming a Successful Corporate Character and the Role of Emotion Management: Caroline Hatcher (Queensland University of Technology).

12. Gender and the Emotion Politics of Emotional Intelligence: Stephanie A. Shields (Pennsylvania State University) and Leah R. Warner (Pennsylvania State University).

13. Feeling Out of Place? Towards the Transnationalizations of Emotions: Jeff Hearn (Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration).

14. It’s All Too Beautiful: Emotion and Organization in the Esthetic Economy: Philip Hancock (The University of Warwick) and Melissa Tyler (Loughborough University).

Epilogue: Stephen Fineman (University of Bath).


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Stephen Fineman
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