Academic emotions: feeling the institution

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The University is an institution that disciplines the academic self. As such it produces both a particular emotional culture and, at times, the emotional suffering of those who find such disciplinary practices discomforting. Drawing on a rich array of writing about the modern academy by contemporary academics, this Element explores the emotional dynamics of the academy as a disciplining institution, the production of the academic self, and the role of emotion in negotiating power in the ivory tower. Using methodologies from the History of Emotion, it seeks to further our understanding of the relationship between the institution, emotion and the self.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages71
ISBN (Electronic)110896494X
ISBN (Print)9781108964944
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameElements in Histories of Emotions and the Senses
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)2632-105X
ISSN (Electronic)2632-1068


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