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The New Language of Qualitative Method.
October 1, 1998... THE NEW LANGUAGE OF QUALITATIVE METHOD, Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 244 pp., $54 (cloth), $24 (paper) Jay Gubrium and Jim Holstein have aimed high with this book. Since they encourage us, in part, to reflect on the literary tropes of...
Fear of victimization and the interactional construction of harassment in a Latino neighborhood.
October 1, 1998... FEAR OF CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION routinely touches a large proportion of Americans. That fear may usually lie dormant within individuals as a reasonable understanding that the world can be a dangerous place: "The predators are out there and they may soon find us" Sometimes, however, we actually...
Professional feelings as emotional labor.
October 1, 1998... Emotional labor is what workers do with their feelings to comply with organizational role requirements. This article explores the concept in professional organizations, examining the psychotherapeutic discourse of objectivity, neutrality, and care as feeling rules. Based on a study in a...
Withholding compliments in everyday life and the covert management of disaffiliation.
October 1, 1998... I think we all need to compliment people more because a compliment really makes you feel good. --Nina Yuen, age 12 Give a compliment. It could provide someone with a badly needed lift. --Ann Landers A compliment can readily enhance face and affiliation (Goffman 1967;...
Globalization, capital flight, and the shop floor: understanding the strike of '79.
October 1, 1998... Understanding the Strike of '79 THE THESIS THAT the social relations of production have undergone a qualitative transformation since the early 1970s is well established. As capitalism has re-created itself on a global plane, far more extensive than anything existing before, the...