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"Privileged Emotion Managers: The Case of Actors" by David Orzechowicz appears in Social Psychology Quarterly

In the June 2008 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly, this ethnographic piece considers the structural conditions under which actors engage in emotion management and challenges the long standing emphasis in the emotions literature on the ways organizations constrain people's abilities to evoke and suppress feelings. David argues that theatre provides actors with resources that enable feeling management. He identifies three structures - theatre's division of labor, the rehearsal process, and formal training - that give actors important advantages in managing emotions compared to many other social settings. These structures outsource some emotion management from actors to others involved in the production of a show and provide a set of institutionally prescribed strategies that actors use to manage feelings in a production.

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