Redefining ‘Emotional Labor’: A (Slightly) Whimsical Kid-Focused Analysis

CONTRACTUAL SMILE

CONTRACTUAL SMILE?

CONTRACTUAL SMILE?

A smiling child photo model performing emotional labor by pretending to happy, by genuinely feeling happy on cue, by smiling simply because it is appropriate and welcome, or by performing “consequence-defined emotional labor”, i.e., merely by having the effect of making viewers feel good and probably smile themselves

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