You Make Me Feel Like A Woman: Therapeutic Cultures and the Contagion of Femininity

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Show simple item record Swan, E 2012-02-02T11:02:53Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Gender, Work and Organization, 2008, 15 (1), pp. 88 - 107
dc.identifier.issn 0968-6673
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This article explores the relations between processes of emotionalization in society, therapeutic cultures in the workplace and new forms of emotional subjectivity and self-presentation. For many commentators, this subjectivity is culturally feminized, drawing as it does on first-person narratives, confessionals, emotional performances and `the personal and it is also highly problematic. In particular, the article speculates on the emergence of a somewhat hostile reaction by some prominent critics to these emotional selves, to whom they appear to represent a form of emasculation. Exploring a range of `archives in different discourse registers, the article suggests that these dismissive responses could be seen to signify growing cultural anxieties about the imagined feminization of the self and the workplace. The article concludes by proposing that while therapeutic cultures are politically ambivalent, the significance of the resources and solace that they offer should not be ignored or trivialized.
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2007.00383.x
dc.title You Make Me Feel Like A Woman: Therapeutic Cultures and the Contagion of Femininity
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Gender, Work and Organization
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 15
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 88 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 107 en_US FASS.Communication & Learning Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1503 Business and Management
dc.personcode 109011
dc.percentage 100 en_US Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords therapeutic cultures; emotionalization; feminization; masculinit en_US
dc.description.keywords therapeutic cultures
dc.description.keywords emotionalization
dc.description.keywords feminization
dc.description.keywords masculinit
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Creative Practices and the Cultural Economy
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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