The Ties that Double Bind Us: Career, Emotion and Narrative Coping in Difficult Working Relationships

Blenkinsopp, John (2007) The Ties that Double Bind Us: Career, Emotion and Narrative Coping in Difficult Working Relationships. Culture and Organization, 13 (3). pp. 251-266. ISSN 1475-9551

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Abstract

This article examines through an autoethnographic account how career aspirations and constraints may lead individuals to endure emotionally aversive situations. It presents evidence that individuals in such situations engage in emotion‐focused coping through narrative, illustrated by the author’s autoethnographic narrative of a difficult working relationship which developed into a double bind situation. The paper suggests that narrative coping in response to a double bind can actually serve to reify and prolong such situations. The paper concludes that autoethnographic research does not lend itself to simple organisational solutions. Possible avenues for further research are outlined and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autoethnography, Career, Double bind, Emotion, Narrative coping
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 11:34
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28345

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