International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Mosad Zineldin
ISSN online: 1740-8946
ISSN print: 1740-8938
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The role of emotion, and its relationship to the body and aesthetics, has emerged as a significant area of research in the field of management and organisational analysis. IJWOE is unique in that it seeks to draw together different perspectives on the roles that emotion, embodiment and aesthetics increasingly play within the contemporary organisation and beyond. In doing so, it aims to shape and define emerging debates around these issues within both the academic and practitioner communities.


 Topics covered include

  • Emotional labour and emotion work
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Emotion and social organisation
  • Emotional and embodied nature of research
  • Play and pleasure at work and beyond
  • Organisational corporeality
  • Body work
  • Aesthetic labour
  • Political economy of emotions at work and society at large
  • Changing nature of work and organisation
  • Commodification and exploitation
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Control and resistance
  • Performativity
  • Organisational, cultural, economic inequality

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The aim of IJWOE is to act as a focal point for the dissemination of theoretical and empirical developments in the area of emotion, embodiment and related organisational and socio-cultural phenomena. It seeks contributions from diverse disciplinary fields including management and organisational analysis, gender studies, sociology, psychology, political economy, and more practitioner-orientated traditions such as human resource management and occupational health amongst others. It welcomes research from a range of methodological perspectives and aims to communicate with both academics and practitioners in the field. As an international journal, it also aims to explore how emotional and embodied processes are experienced, managed, controlled and resisted across a range of national and cultural contexts.


IJWOE will be of interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers and all those with an interest in the emotional, embodied, aesthetic and political dimensions of work, organisation and society.


IJWOE includes original academic papers and book reviews. There will be occasional special reviews devoted to important topics and themes in the area as well as guest editions. Shorter research notes and dialogue pieces are also welcomed.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Zineldin, Mosad, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Book Review Editor

  • Lee-Treweek, Geraldine, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Altman, Yochanan, Middlesex University, UK
  • Ashkanasy, Neal, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Banerjee, Bobby, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Bolton, Sharon, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Brewis, Joanna, University of Leicester, UK
  • Briner, Rob, University of Bath, UK
  • Brooks, Ann, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Brundin, Ethel, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Colgan, Fiona, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • Cornelius, Nelarine, Bradford University, UK
  • Cutcher, Leanne, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dean, Deborah, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dicke, Willemijn, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Fineman, Steve, University of Bath, UK
  • Härtel, Charmine E. J., University of Queensland, Australia
  • Hearn, Jeff, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • Hochschild, Arlie Russell, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Hopfl, Heather, University of Essex, UK
  • James, Nicky, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Kagan, Carolyn, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Kiefer, Tina, University of Warwick, UK
  • Knights, David, University of Keele, UK
  • Lewis, Patricia, University of Kent, UK
  • Llewellyn, Nick, University of Warwick, UK
  • Loewenthal, Del, Roehampton University, UK
  • McColl-Kennedy, Janet R., University of Queensland, Australia
  • Mills, Albert, St Mary's University, Canada
  • Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • Pettinger, Lynne, University of Essex, UK
  • Shrivastava, Paul, Bucknell University, USA
  • Simpson, Ruth, Brunel University, UK
  • Smith, Stephen, Brunel University, UK
  • Smith, Pam, University of Surrey, UK
  • Sparks, Beverley, Griffith University, Australia
  • Stjernberg, Torbjürn, Handelshögskolan Vid Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
  • Sturdy, Andrew, University of Bristol, UK
  • Van Iterson, Ad, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Ward, Jenna, University of York, UK
  • Warren, Samantha, University of Surrey, UK
  • Westwood, Robert, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Wolfram-Cox, Julie, Deakin University, Australia
  • Wolkowitz, Carol, University of Warwick, UK


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