Work, Domestic Work, Emotional Labor
B. Turner, P. Kivisto, W. Outhwaite, C. Kyung-Sup, C. Epstein, J.M. Ryan (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Wiley-Blackwell, London 2017, pp. 1-4, DOI: 10.1002/9781118430873.est0409
Posted: 6 Mar 2018 Last revised: 30 Mar 2018
Date Written: November 30, 2017
The concept of work can be understood as a purposeful human activity, which is focused on the processing of natural goods, items and/or information by using tools to meet tangible and intangible needs. Work is the usage of instruments to support the existence of humankind and the social world. Domestic work refers to work of domestic help, which applies to employees, usually individuals who work and often live in the house of the employer. Emotional labor takes place in the public sphere as a social and economic exchange sold for wages during interactions with customers or coworkers. Emotional labor requires certain emotions to be displayed and expressed in line with organizational aims.
Keywords: caring, division of labor, gender segregation in work, sociology of body, sociology of work
JEL Classification: J16, J21
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