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Emotions and Sociology

Emotions and Sociology

Jack Barbalet (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10557-6

Nov 2002

182 pages

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$41.95

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Description

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.
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).


  • 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.