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Emotions, the Social Bond, and Human Reality : Part/Whole Analysis - Thomas J. Scheff

Emotions, the Social Bond, and Human Reality

Part/Whole Analysis

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1997
ISBN: 9780521585453
Number Of Pages: 264

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In his important new book, Thomas Scheff offers an innovative approach to researching human behavior that relates the smallest parts of social interaction to the greatest wholes of social structure. These are the details and connections usually found only in the finest novels, but Scheff combines the insights of the humanities and social sciences to capture the same evocative details of sight, sound and context, better to understand what he calls "human reality". He puts a fresh emphasis on the importance of emotions in the social bond, and describes in newly subtle ways the outer and inner lives of persons in real life, such as inner city children, and in fiction, such as Jane Austen's heroines. By closely observing the significance of words and gestures, in the context in which they occur, he is able to illuminate the connection between people's lives and the society in which they live.

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"The attempt to reach beyond standard methodologies to include material drawn from other sources is to be welcomed." Choice "[Emotions, the Social Bond, and Human Reality: Part/Whole Analysis] is an ambitious and comprehensive enterprise...the book has fems of insight and connection well worth discovering." Joy Charlton, American Journal of Sociology

Theory and Method
Part/whole morphology: single case and comparative methods
The limits of literary analyses of texts
Generating Theory: The Social Bond
Punishment, child development, and the crime
Boy's talk, girl's talk: a theory of social integration
Origins of the First World War: integrating small parts and great wholes
Generating Theory: Emotions and Conflict
Gender wars: love and conflict in Much Ado About Nothing
Microanalysis of discourse: the case of Martha Johnson and her therapist
Conflict in family systems
Conclusion: integrating the human sciences
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ISBN: 9780521585453
ISBN-10: 0521585457
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 3rd November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39