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Emotional labour and the regional question

Budd, Leslie (2005). Emotional labour and the regional question. International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, 1(2) pp. 105–119.

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This paper argues that the analysis of the regional question has neglected the importance of emotional labour in conceptualising regions. It suggests that emotional labour provides the link between analysing the region as a socio-economic entity and as a source of localised identity. The paper introduces the concept of the region as a space of emotion, created by combining conventional views with that of theorising the region as an informal organisation. The argument is substantiated by examining the evidence base of the organisational context of regional development processes. As a consequence of these processes, regeneration agencies help create regional use values, from which exchange values are realised. It is the interaction between the two that helps us conceive of the region as a space of emotion and thus a better understanding of the regional question in contemporary economic and society.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1740-8946
Extra Information: 1740-8938 Paper ISSN
Keywords: culture; emotional labour; geographies of communities; identity; informal organisation; institutional economies; regionalism; regions; space; territory; regional development
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 1668
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:50
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