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Emotions and Sociology

Jack Barbalet (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0557-6
182 pages
November 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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Comprising eight chapters written by leading sociologists from five countries, this volume demonstrates the significance of emotions for sociological inquiry.



  • Shows what sociology looks like when emotions are taken seriously.

  • Comprises eight chapters by leading sociologists from five countries.
  • Explores major sub-disciplines of sociology, including political sociology, economic sociology, and sociology of science.
  • Takes sociology in an exciting new direction.
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1. Introduction: Why Emotions are Crucial: Jack Barbalet (University of Leicester).

2. Two Traditions in the Sociology of Emotions: Chris Shilling (University of Portsmouth).

3. Secure States: Towards a Political Sociology of Emotions: Mabel Berezin (Cornell University).

4. Predicting Emotions in Groups: Some Lessons from September 11: Theodore D. Kemper (St. John's University, New York).

5. Emotions and Economics: Jocelyn Pixley (University of New South Wales, Sydney).

6. Corporate Emotions and Emotions in Corporations: Helena Flam (University of Leipzig).

7. Managing the Emotions of Competition and Recognition in Academia: Charlotte Bloch (University of Copenhagen).

8. Science and Emotions: Jack Barbalet (University of Leicester).

9. Complex Emotions: Relations, Feelings and Images in Emotional Experience: Ian Burkitt (University of Bradford).

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Jack Barbalet is an Australian sociologist, currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, where he is Head of Department. He has written extensively in political sociology, sociological theory and the sociology of the emotions. He is editor of the Journal of Classical Sociology.
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  • Shows what sociology looks like when emotions are taken seriously.

  • Comprises eight chapters by leading sociologists from five countries.

  • Explores major sub-disciplines of sociology, including political sociology, economic sociology, and sociology of science.

  • Takes sociology in an exciting new direction.
See More

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