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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Rok 2016 
Tom 14 
Numer 3

Emotions and the market: How are emotions made economically effective?

Agata Dembek
Kozminski University, Poland

2016 14 (3) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstrakt

The paper provides an analysis of mechanisms leading to the commodification of emotions. Describing key cultural processes, characteristic of the culture of late capitalism -- psychologization of an individual subject and economization of social spheres of life -- I identify the relation between emotions and the market in each of those processes. I argue that in order to intentionally engage emotions into work and market-oriented activity, they need to be rendered objects of a “specific kind of expert knowledge, characteristic of new “specialists of emotions.” Construction of the knowledge on emotions requires their detachment from an individual subject, their ontologization and commensuration. However, operationalized and designed emotions need to be authentically felt and experienced by an individual, since the affective engagement is expected to generate, directly and indirectly, an economic outcome. Therefore, the detachment of emotions requires complementation with its mirror mechanism - reattachment of emotions into a subject. In this review paper, I depict both mechanisms, using examples from the fields of HR management, marketing and market research.

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APA style

Emotions and the market: How are emotions made economically effective?. (2016). Emotions and the market: How are emotions made economically effective?. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 14(3), 113-126. (Original work published 2016)

MLA style

„Emotions And The Market: How Are Emotions Made Economically Effective?”. 2016. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 14, nr 3, 2016, ss. 113-126.

Chicago style

„Emotions And The Market: How Are Emotions Made Economically Effective?”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 14, nr 3 (2016): 113-126.