Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure: A Macrosociological Approach
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 such as fear, resentment, shame, and confidence, and redefines the roles which emotions play in social processes. While much has been written on the social consequences of pathological emotions, this book demonstrates the centrality of emotions to everyday operations of social interaction. In revealing the importance of emotions in sociology, J. M. Barbalet re-evaluates the nature and history of social theory.
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