'Managing' Stress: Emotion and Power at Work

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This volume provides a thought-provoking and timely alternative to prevailing approaches to stress at work. These invariably present stress as a 'fact of modern life' and assume it is the individual who must take primary responsibility for his or her capacity - or incapacity - to cope.

This book, by contrast, sets stress at work in the context of wider debates about emotion, subjectivity and power in organizations, viewing it as an emotional ...

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Overview

This volume provides a thought-provoking and timely alternative to prevailing approaches to stress at work. These invariably present stress as a 'fact of modern life' and assume it is the individual who must take primary responsibility for his or her capacity - or incapacity - to cope.

This book, by contrast, sets stress at work in the context of wider debates about emotion, subjectivity and power in organizations, viewing it as an emotional product of the social and political features of work and organizational life.

Tim Newton analyzes the historical development of the dominant 'stress discourse' in modern psychology and elsewhere. Drawing on a range of perspectives - from labour process theory to the work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803986442
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/17/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Newton is Lecturer in Organization Studies in the Department of Business Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Jocelyn Handy is Lecturer in Psychology at Massey University, New Zealand.

Stephen Fineman is Reader in Organizational Behaviour in the School of Management at the University of Bath.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Agency, Subjectivity and the Stress Discourse
Knowing Stress
From Eugenics to Work Reform
Retheorizing Stress and Emotion
Labour Process Theory, Foucault and Elias
Rethinking Stress - Jocelyn Handy
Seeing the Collective
Becoming 'Stress-Fit'
Stress, Emotion and Intervention - Stephen Fineman
Conclusion
Rewriting the Stressed Subject

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