Emotional Geographies of Teaching

Andy Hargreaves
2001 Teachers College Record  
This paper introduces a new concept in educational research and social science: that of emotional geographies. Emotional geographies describe the patterns of closeness and distance in human interactions that shape the emotions we experience about relationships to ourselves, each other, and the world around us. Drawing on an interview-based study of 53 elementary and secondary teachers, the paper describes five emotional geographies of teacher-parent interactions-sociocultural, moral, professional, physical, and political-and their consequences.
doi:10.1111/0161-4681.00142 fatcat:pvmwosjzujfczpmvujzncgfcoa