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Affective Labor, Resistance, and the Academic Librarian

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dc.contributor.author Sloniowski, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-29T16:48:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-29T16:48:24Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Sloniowski, Lisa. Library Trends, Vol. 64, No. 4, 2016 (“Reconfiguring Race, Gender, and Sexuality,” edited by Emily Drabinski and Patrick Keilty), pp. 645–666. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1559-0682
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/31500
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/lib.2016.0013
dc.description.abstract The affective turn in the humanities and social sciences seeks to theorize the social through examining spheres of experience, particularly bodily experience and the emotions, not typically explored in dominant theoretical paradigms of the twentieth century. Affective or immaterial labor is work that is intended to produce or alter emotional experiences in people. Although it has a long history, affective labor has been of increasing importance to modern economies since the nineteenth century. This paper will explore the gendered dimensions of affective labor and offer a feminist reading of the production of academic subjectivities through affective labor by specifically examining the pink-collar immaterial labor of academic reference and liaison librarians. It will end by exploring how the work of the academic librarian may also productively subvert the neoliberal goals of the corporate university. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Johns Hopkins University Press en_US
dc.subject Librarianship - Labour Issues en_US
dc.subject Affective labour
dc.subject Emotional labour
dc.subject Academic Librarians - Role in Knowledge Production
dc.subject Feminist theory
dc.title Affective Labor, Resistance, and the Academic Librarian en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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