The third shift: Addressing emotion work in couple therapy

dc.contributor.authorSmoliak, Olga
dc.contributor.authorAl-Ali, Khaldeiah
dc.contributor.authorLeCouteur, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorTseliou, Eleftheria
dc.contributor.authorRice, Carla
dc.contributor.authorLaMarre, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Adam
dc.contributor.authorUguccioni, Bianca
dc.contributor.authorStirling, Lainey
dc.contributor.authorDechamplain, Brody
dc.contributor.authorHenshaw, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-19T18:21:40Z
dc.date.available2023-07-19T18:21:40Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.degree.departmentRe-Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice
dc.description.abstractResearch on the gendered division of household work in western political economies often neglects its emotional dimensions. This conceptual paper draws on concepts of emotion work and feminist care ethics to explore gendered and intersecting divisions of emotions and emotional work in couple relationships and their implications for couple therapy. Although emotion work has been studied in workplace settings, less attention has been paid to inequalities in the privatized realm of interpersonal relationships, including romantic and filial ones. Women and feminine partners' culturally presumed expertise in emotions typically positions them as carrying primary responsibility for managing emotions in intimate relationships. Couple therapy is an important site of interaction that can both support and, potentially, disrupt the invisibility and gendering of emotion work in intimate relationships, thus shedding light on recurring patterns of women's subordination and exploitation. We conclude by advancing suggestions for addressing gendered and intersectional dimensions of emotion work in therapy practice.
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council
dc.identifier.citationSmoliak, O., Al-Ali, K., LeCouteur, A., Tseliou, E., Rice, C., LaMarre, A., Davies, A., Uguccioni, B., Stirling, L., Dechamplain, B., & Henshaw, S. (2023). The third shift: Addressing emotion work in couple therapy. Family Process, 1– 18. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12906
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12906
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27692
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofFamily Process
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.subjectcare
dc.subjectcouple therapy
dc.subjectemotion work
dc.subjectfeminist
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectintersectionality
dc.titleThe third shift: Addressing emotion work in couple therapy
dc.typeArticleen

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