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

UTSePress Research/Manakin Repository

Search UTSePress Research


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Swan, Elaine en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:02:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:02:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2009002088 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Swan Shirley 2008, 'You Make Me Feel Like A Woman: Therapeutic Cultures and the Contagion of Femininity', Wiley, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 88-107. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0968-6673 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15777
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.title You Make Me Feel Like A Woman: Therapeutic Cultures and the Contagion of Femininity en_US
dc.parent Gender, Work and Organization en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 88 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 107 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Communication & Learning Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150300 en_US
dc.personcode 109011 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords therapeutic cultures; emotionalization; feminization; masculinit en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 109011 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record