Silencing Emotions

Survival through Narrating and Narrating for Survival

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Resumé

In this paper, we address how individuals cope with emotional distress when working in extreme contexts. To address this issue, we examined 53 personal diaries of medical professionals working with "Doctors Without Borders" in war-torn environments. These environments are characterized by a "culture of silence", where despite being encouraged to share and speak about their experiences and emotions, individuals tend to remain silent and some resort to writing narratives (personal diaries) as a way to cope. By analyzing their narratives, we illustrate how new entrants to the field initially attempt to disrupt the unwritten rule of "silencing" emotions but soon succumb to maintaining that culture of silence despite not being told by colleagues to remain silent. Our findings contribute to a more nuanced understanding of how individuals deal with emotional distress by introducing the notion of "silencing emotions" and offer contributions at the nexus of emotions, organizational silence and institutional contradictions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2019
Antal sider40
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization - Boston, USA
Varighed: 9 aug. 201913 aug. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 79
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Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019
Nummer79
LandUSA
ByBoston
Periode09/08/201913/08/2019
Internetadresse

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Emneord

  • Silence
  • Grand challenges
  • Emotions
  • Narratives
  • Institutional contradictions
  • War zone

Citer dette

Rauch, M. (2019). Silencing Emotions: Survival through Narrating and Narrating for Survival. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019, Boston, USA. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.10806abstract
Rauch, Madeleine. / Silencing Emotions : Survival through Narrating and Narrating for Survival. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019, Boston, USA.40 s.
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