How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework?

Emotional Labour

Emotional Labour
Emotional labour
Catherine Theodosius

The concept of emotional labour was first developed by the American sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild (1983). She was interested in how emotion was used as a commercial commodity to sell products, images and organizations. She drew on the work of Goffman, Dewey, Gerth, C. Wright Mills, Freud and Darwin to create a bio-psycho-social interactionist approach towards emotion and how it was managed. She suggested ...

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