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Praca emocjonalna w narracjach kobiet
Emotional work in women’s narrations

Author(s): Irena Przybylska
Subject(s): Education, Sociology
Published by: Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne
Keywords: women’s emotional work; private sphere, public sphere.

Summary/Abstract: The presented text is an introduction to the discussion about the changes in emotional work of women. It starts with theoretical introduction to the main research category, which is emotional work in the private sphere (emotional work) and the professional sphere (emotional labour). In the project, I adopted the cultural concept of emotions by Arlie Russel Hochschild. The main part of the article contains the signals from narrative interviews with 10 women, in the age ranging 30–40. The data is analysed in order to find the answer to research questions. The most important are two: Do the women experience the change of their roles in private and public sphere? What are the areas of the home life in which they experience the tensions connected with emotional work? Because of the implemented formula, the text intends only to point to the areas in which women undertake increased emotional work.

  • Issue Year: 81/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 35-48
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish