Small nitpick: sociologically, “emotional labor” refers to <a…
Ozy Brennan
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Thanks! I’m aware of the distinction but don’t consider it a useful one to my purposes. In particular, outside sociology most folks seem to be using “emotional labor” as the generic term so I chose to go that route to match common usage. Maybe this is an odd stance for me to take since I often need very precise language to talk about philosophical ideas, but since I’m not interested in distinctions between work/employment contexts and other contexts I’m happy to use whatever term seems most likely to point to the concept I want to point to for readers. I realize this contributes to the erosion of a distinction important to sociologists, but it seems to me at this point the terminology has drifted far enough that since I’m not writing in a sociological context there’s little point in my trying to preserve the difference.

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