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Title Emotions matter : a relational approach to emotions / edited by Dale Spencer, Kevin Walby, and Alan Hunt.
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HM1033 .E46 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 326 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note "The chapters comprising this edited volume originate from a workshop organized at Carleton University in May of 2009."--P. [3].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-319) and index.
Contents Introduction / Kevin Walby, Dale Spencer, and Alan Hunt -- pt. I. Conceptual issues in the sociology of emotions. Emotion's crucible / Jack Katz -- Sociable happiness / Sara Ahmed -- 'Feeling a feeling' in emotion management / Catherine Theodosius -- Illegitimate pain : introducing a concept and a research agenda / J. Scott Kenney and Ailsa Craig -- Religion within the bounds of emotion alone : Bergson and Kant / Alexandre Lefebvre and Melanie White -- Humanitarianism as a politics of emotion / Laura Suski -- The civilizing process and emotional life : the intensification and hollowing out of contemporary emotions / Alan Hunt -- Emotions in/and knowing / Andrea Doucet and Natasha S. Mauthner -- pt. II. Emotions and empirical investigations. How emotions matter : objects, organizations, and the emotional climate of a mass spectrometry laboratory / Kevin Walby and Dale Spencer -- Emotional deviance and mental disorder / Peggy A. Thoits -- Polyamory or polyagony? : jealousy in open relationships / Jillian Deri -- Feeling cosmopolitan : experiential brands and urban cosmopolitan sensibilities / Sonia Bookman -- Autistic autobiographies and more-than-human emotional geographies / Joyce Davidson and Mick Smith.
Summary The sociology of emotions has recently undergone a renaissance, raising new questions for the social sciences: How should we define and study emotions? How are emotions related to perennial sociological debates about structure, power, and agency? Emotions Matter brings together leading international scholars to build on and extend sociological understandings of emotions. Moving beyond reductionist approaches that frame emotions as idiosyncratic states of mind, the scholars in this collection conceptualize emotions as the experience of social relations. Empirical and theoretical chapters demonstrate how emotions relate to sociological theories of interaction, the body, gender, and communication. Pushing the boundaries of sociology and stimulating debate for related fields, Emotions Matter offers diverse relational approaches that illustrate the crucial importance of emotions to the sociological imagination.
Subject Emotions -- Sociological aspects -- Congresses.
Emotions -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Social psychology -- Congresses.
Related Names Hunt, Alan, 1949-
Walby, Kevin, 1981-
Spencer, Dale, 1979-
ISBN 9781442644137
9781442612532 (pbk.)
1442612533 (pbk.)
OCLC number 754318731