The intimate dance of networking: A Comparative Study of the Emotional Labor of Young American and Danish Jobseekers

Bidragets oversatte titel: Networking som intim dans: et komparativt studie af følelsesarbejde blandt unge amerikanske og danske jobsøgere

Sabina Pultz, Ofer Sharone

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Abstract

Drawing on in-depth interviews and observations in Denmark and the United States, this chapter compares discourses and experiences of young unemployed professionals engaged in networking. Common across both sites is the kind of emotional labor perceived to be required for effective networking, with workers frequently drawing on romantic dating as a key metaphor. However, engagement in such emotional labor is more intense and pervasive for American jobseekers, while Danish jobseekers express greater concern about potential exploitation of the other party, corruption, and pressure to conform to norms of marketability. The chapter discusses possible links among networking experiences, hiring practices and political-economic contexts in the United States and Denmark.
Bidragets oversatte titelNetworking som intim dans: et komparativt studie af følelsesarbejde blandt unge amerikanske og danske jobsøgere
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProfessional Work : Knowledge, Power and Social Inequalities
RedaktørerElizabeth H. Gorman, Steven P. Valas
Antal sider25
Vol/bind34
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato2020
Sider33-58
Kapitel2
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-80043-211-6
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-80043-210-9
StatusUdgivet - 2020
NavnResearch on the sociology of work
Vol/bind34
ISSN0277-2833

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