This essay is the personal and professional perspective of the National Communication Association Organizational Communication Division's awards chair during the 2019 convention. It explores issues of emotion, work, professionalism, silence, embodiment, symbolic violence, and intersectional precarity from the vantage point of an outsider within the academy and the discipline of communication studies.
The Pain of Performative Professionalism: Emotionally Embodying Business as Usual
Angela N. Gist-Mackey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. Correspondence to: Angela N. Gist-Mackey, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas, Bailey Hall, 1440 Jayhawk Boulevard, Room 102, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Angela N. Gist-Mackey; The Pain of Performative Professionalism: Emotionally Embodying Business as Usual. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 May 2020; 9 (2): 140–143. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.2.140
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