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Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure

Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure
A Macrosociological Approach

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  • Date Published: October 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521003599

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  • This study examines key aspects of social structure by using a new interpretation of emotions such as fear, resentment, shame, and confidence, to redefine their roles in social processes. While much has been written on the social consequences of pathological emotions, this book demonstrates their relevance to everyday social interaction. In revealing the importance of emotions in sociology, J.M. Barbalet re-evaluates the nature and history of social theory.

    • Provides new perspectives on the study of emotions
    • Unique treatment of emotions in social structures and processes
    • Provides a fresh interpretation of the history of sociology
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    ' … deserves to become a classic'. Journal of Sociology

    'I heartily recommend this book to students of the sociology of emotions as well as to sociologists interested in general theoretical issues.' Contemporary Sociology

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    • Date Published: October 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521003599
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 155 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Emotion in social life and social theory
    2. Emotion and rationality
    3. Class and resentment
    4. Action and confidence
    5. Conformity and shame
    6. Rights, resentment, and vengefulness
    7. Fear and change
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    J. M. Barbalet, University of Leicester
    J. M. Barbalet is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester, England. He has published widely in sociological theory, political sociology, and the sociology of the emotions.

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