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dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, J
dc.contributor.authorWright, K
dc.date.available2014-05-22T01:52:44Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-01
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dc.identifier.citationMcLeod, J. & Wright, K. (2009). The Talking Cure in Everyday Life: Gender, Generations and Friendship. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 43 (1), pp.122-139. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038508099101.
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/30832
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> This article examines the insinuation of therapeutic culture into everyday life from the vantage point of a qualitative cross-generational study of economically marginalized young women and their mothers. Against dominant assessments of therapeutic culture — as representing cultural decline, social regulation or transformation — we draw on interview narratives to analyse its practical and situated effects. We argue that desires for disclosure and open communication are not trivial or narcissistic and instead interpret them as productive emotional strategies for managing difficult circumstances, and for engendering a sense of competence and possibility.Thus a concern with`talkingthings through' is neither ineffectual nor adequately understood as a manifestation of an ahistorical feminine alignment with emotions and interior life. While we do not dismiss regulatory aspects of therapeutic culture, our analysis offers an alternative and empirically based account of the ways cultural imperatives are enacted across generations. </jats:p>
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleThe Talking Cure in Everyday Life: Gender, Generations and Friendship
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0038038508099101
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Graduate School of Education
melbourne.source.titleSociology
melbourne.source.volume43
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages122-139
dc.description.pagestart122
melbourne.publicationid130936
melbourne.elementsid313684
melbourne.contributor.authorMcLeod, Julie
melbourne.contributor.authorWright, Katie
melbourne.internal.ingestnoteAbstract bulk upload (2017-07-24)
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8684
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