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Emotion regulation and Muslim women at work

Syed, Jawad and Ali, Faiza (2006) Emotion regulation and Muslim women at work. In: Hurst, Dena, ed. Consequentiality Volume II: Mythology, Theology, Ontology. EHC, Inc. Tallahassee, Florida: Tallahassee., pp. 189-210. ISBN 0-9762630-1-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:4904)

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The paper explores the experience of working women in Islamic societies from the perspective of the concept of modesty. While female modesty occurs as a value in many cultures, it is a particularly explicit and strong feature of Islamic doctrine. The paper describes the doctrinal underpinnings of this concept to suggest the probable ways in which this frames the experience of working women. The contrast between the emotional requirements of 'modesty' and the emotional demands of modern international organisations, suggests two sets of competing claims in the successful performance of a work role. This can lead to emotional tensions for working women, which demand further emotional work upon the self by the subject. In exploring the literature on emotional labour, we believe that the concept has ignored strong contextual dimensions particularly religion-based social norms.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: J.S.N. Syed
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008 18:58 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:40 UTC
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