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Title: "It’s all in the Plot" – Narrative explorations of work-related emotions.
Authors: Gabriel, Yiannis
Ulus, Eda
First Published: 27-Mar-2015
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Gabriel, Y;Ulus, E, "It’s all in the Plot" – Narrative explorations of work-related emotions., ed. Flam, H;Kleres, J, 'Methods of Exploring Emotions', Routledge
Abstract: This contribution examines how researchers may study work - related emotions in the field by listenin g carefully and emotionally engaging with stories and narratives. The chapter starts from a recognition that emotion (pathos) is a crucial element of story (mythos), something noted a long time ago by Aristotle. Emotions may seem to surface and subside irr egularly in the course of a story, a drama or a conversation, but they have an inner logic that ties them to various plotlines, such as tragic, comic or epic. In particular, we examine how researchers can re - create the emotions of their respondents as well as their own emotions in the field by recollecting and re - engaging with significant stories as well as metaphors that punctuate their research material.
ISBN: 9781138798694
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2015, Routledge. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. Following the embargo period this version is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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