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ERIC Number: EJ1066641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
"I'm Strong within Myself": Gender, Class and Emotional Capital in Childcare
Andrew, Yarrow
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n5 p651-668 2015
Emotions have received increasing attention in educational circles in the last decade. Drawing on Bourdieu, feminist scholars use emotional capital to illustrate the ways gendered inequalities can compound the disadvantages of social class. This paper examines relationships within childcare services in Australia, showing how emotional capital functions as a resource for staff. Data from interviews with childcare staff illustrate key aspects of emotional capital, such as reflexivity, resilience and embodiment. Findings show that investing in emotional capital is the key to a long-lasting commitment to childcare work, and should be valued accordingly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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