A seat at the table: some unpalatable thoughts on shame, envy and hate in institutional cultures

Munt, Sally R (2007) A seat at the table: some unpalatable thoughts on shame, envy and hate in institutional cultures. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 11 (1-2). pp. 53-67. ISSN 1089-4160

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Abstract

The unmentioned emotions that ghost this article include hurt, rage, loneliness and melancholia. It addresses pervasive and pernicious emotional dynamics among lesbians who work within the career structure of third-level institutions. These dynamics are like the elephant in the sitting room-we've all been to some extent a party or witness to these scenarios and hence are all implicated in the psychic life of these dramas, but we don't describe or analyze these relationships or address their emotional impact. This article uses object-relations theory to better understand these dynamics in order that we may respond more reflectively, and hopefully ethically, to the damage they cause.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Republished in a book collection Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies (eds) N Giffney & K O’Donnell, Harrington Park Press, San Francisco USA, 2008.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Sally Munt
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:37
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 11:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21532
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