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Resistance as emotional work: the Australian and Canadian non-profit social services: Resistance as emotional work

Document type Article
Author Baines, Donna
Journal Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 42
Date 2011 03
ISSN 0019-8692
Pages 139-156


Drawing on data collected as part of a larger qualitative study of the experience of restructuring in the non‐profit social services in Canada and Australia, this article argues that resistance, including social unionism, is often a complex form of emotional labour and a source of deep satisfaction for care workers in the non‐profit social services.