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Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure : A Macrosociological Approach - J. M. Barbalet

Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure

A Macrosociological Approach

Paperback Published: 20th November 2001
ISBN: 9780521003599
Number Of Pages: 210

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Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure takes sociology in a new direction. It examines key aspects of social structure by using a fresh understanding of emotions categories. Through that synthesis emerge new perspectives on rationality, class structure, social action, conformity, basic rights, and social change. As well as giving an innovative view of social processes, J. M. Barbalet's study also reveals unappreciated aspects of emotions by considering fear, resentment, vengefulness, shame, and confidence in the context of social structure. While much has been written on the social consequences of excessive or pathological emotions, this book demonstrates the centrality of emotions to routine operations of social interaction. Dr Barbalet also re-evaluates the nature of social theory, for once the importance of emotions to social processes becomes clear, the intellectual constitution of sociology, and therefore its history, must be rethought.

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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

Emotion in social life and social theory
Emotion and rationality
Class and resentment
Action and confidence
Conformity and shame
Rights, resentment, and vengefulness
Fear and change
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ISBN: 9780521003599
ISBN-10: 0521003598
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 20th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36