The The Sociology Of Emotion: An Introduction

Paperback | February 12, 2018

bySteve Taylor

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Emotions are usually seen as the terrain of psychology but they are also profoundly affected by social context. This new text investigates the boundaries between social/cultural explanations of emotional experience and bodily (biological/physiological) explanations and, in doing so, forges a clear outline of the novelty, importance, coherence, as well as limits, of a sociological approach to human feeling. The book engages with contending theoretical positions, drawing on cross-cultural empirical material to substantiate its arguments. Pitched carefully to an undergraduate readership, it is an ideal introduction to the field.

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Emotions are usually seen as the terrain of psychology but they are also profoundly affected by social context. This new text investigates the boundaries between social/cultural explanations of emotional experience and bodily (biological/physiological) explanations and, in doing so, forges a clear outline of the novelty, importance, co...

STEVE TAYLOR is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Teesside. He is Course Leader of the BSc Sociology at Teesside. He is vice-chair of the publications committee of the BSA and a member of the editorial team for the BSA publication, Network. He is the convenor of the BSA study group for the sociology of emotion and teach...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.11 inPublished:February 12, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:033399292X

ISBN - 13:9780333992920

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