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distributed within couple relationships ( Jónasdóttir and Ferguson, 2014 ) then their exchange must be analysed with an awareness that unequal distributions of these are directly related to the persistence of male dominance and power ( Jackson, 1999 ; Jónasdóttir and Ferguson, 2014 ). This article will use the concept of feeling rules to examine the ways in which commonsensical changes in attitudes to emotion ( Ahmed, 2010 ) have, at a discursive level, opened up space for men to do more emotion work while making invisible the new ways in which women are expected to

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study utilises sociology of emotion to address this gap in previous research. I recognise that activism cannot be reduced to collective mobilisation but rather takes place in various social stages, within which certain emotion mechanisms can be observed or reflected on. Moving beyond the frontstage of a social movement, this study shifts the focus to emotions arising on the backstage ( Goffman, 1959 ), where activists engage in emotion work ( Hochschild, 1979 ) to cope with the challenges of activism. This investigation, thus, sheds light into the emotional

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69 FIVE Who makes happiness happen? On emotion work and psychosocial contagion Nothing is so interesting as happiness. (Florence Nightingale, cited in McDonald, 2001, p 94) Anyone interested in the deliberate promotion of social happiness needs to think about the key players, the positive deviants who are exceptionally good at spreading joy. Yet, if asked to justify our patterns of social and professional recognition and remuneration, how articulate would we be in spelling out the different contributions people make to social happiness? From a happiness

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elaborate a broader vision of the stressors involved in care work, and contribute to a more comprehensive conceptualisation of carer strain or burden. Carer emotions, emotion work and system navigation Family members often engage in considerable navigational work with and for older adults, serving at the interface between informal and formal care. Yet, navigating access to and within formal care services appears to be problematic for many older adults and/or carers in countries with complex developed health- and social-care systems (for example, Australia

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Emotions and the search for humane practice

What role does emotion play in child and family social work practice?

In this book, researcher Matthew Gibson reviews the role of shame and pride in social work, providing invaluable new insights from the first study undertaken into the role of these emotions within professional practice. The author demonstrates how these emotions, which are embedded within the very structures of society but experienced as individual phenomena, are used as mechanism of control in relation to both professionals themselves and service users.

Examining the implications of these emotional experiences in the context of professional practice and the relationship between the individual, the family and the state, the book calls for a more humane form of practice, rooted in more informed policies that take in to consideration the realities and frailties of the human experience.

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

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This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between this and domestic violence and abuse experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it?

A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develops a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data.

Outlining the implications of the research for practice and service development, the book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of domestic violence, especially those who provide services for sexual minorities, as well as students and academics interested in issues of domestic and interpersonal violence.

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Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care

Urban educational research, practice, and policy is preoccupied with problems, brokenness, stigma, and blame. As a result, too many people are unable to recognize the capacities and desires of children and youth growing up in working-class communities.

This book offers an alternative angle of vision—animated by young people’s own photographs, videos, and perspectives over time. It shows how a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse community of young people in Worcester, MA used cameras at different ages (10, 12, 16 and 18) to capture and value the centrality of care in their lives, homes, and classrooms.

Luttrell’s immersive, creative, and layered analysis of the young people’s images and narratives boldly refutes biased assumptions about working-class childhoods and re-envisions schools as inclusive, imaginative, and care-ful spaces. With an accompanying website featuring additional digital resources (, this book challenges us to see differently and, thus, set our sights on a better future.

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Local activities and actions

In the past decade community groups have been portrayed as the solution to many social problems. Yet the role of ‘below the regulatory radar’ community action has received little research attention and thus is poorly understood in terms of both policy and practice.

Focusing on self-organised community activity, this book offers the first collection of papers developing theoretical and empirically grounded knowledge of the informal, unregistered, yet largest, part of the voluntary sector. The collection includes work from leading academics, activists, policy makers and practitioners offering a new and coherent understanding of community action ‘below the radar’.

The book is part of the Third Sector Research Series which is informed by research undertaken at the Third Sector Research Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Barrow Cadbury Trust.

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Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

The voices of grassroots youth workers are rarely heard in policy, research or public debate. This book paints a picture of passionate practitioners who build meaningful relationships with marginalised young people, at a time when their practice is threatened by spending cuts, target cultures and market imperatives.

Written by an experienced youth worker, this engaging book uses interviews, dialogue and research diary excerpts to bring youth work practice and theory to life. Offering perspectives not found elsewhere in the literature, it will interest researchers and practitioners in youth and community work, education, social work, and health and social care. Its rich, empirical research will resonate internationally.

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Trading Sex as a Side Hustle

As the labour market continues to exploit workers by offering precarious, low-paid and temporary jobs, for some duality offers much-needed flexibility and staves off poverty.

Based on extensive empirical work, this book illustrates contemporary accounts of individuals taking extraordinary risks to hold jobs in both sex industries and non-sex work employment. It also opens a dialogue about how sex industries are stratified in the UK in terms of race and culture against the backdrop of Brexit.

Debunking stereotypes of sex workers and challenging our stigmatisation of them, this book makes an invaluable contribution to discourses about work, society and future policy.

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