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Emotions and Social Movements

1st Edition

By Helena Flam, Debra King


208 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Most research on social movements has ignored the significance of emotions. This edited volume seeks to redress this oversight and introduces new research themes and tools to the field of emotions and social movements.

Sociologists and political activists around the world will find this volume to be of great interest due to its wide-ranging approach and its unique emphasis on the role of emotion in protest, dissent and social movements.

Table of Contents

1. Emotions Map 2. How Social Movements Move 3. Breaching Events and the Emotional Reactions of the By-standing Public 4. Emotional Events and the Transformation of Collective Action 5. The Problem of Emotion in Care 6. Mobilization & Moral Shock 7. Practices of Emotional Reflexivity 8. The Emotional Significance of Solidarity 9. The Entanglement of Shame 10. Conclusion

About the Authors

Helena Flam is is Professor of Professor of Sociology at Leipzig University. In addition to initiating a Network on Emotions with the European Sociological Association, she has held posts at the Max Planck Institute for Social Research and the University of Konstanz.

Debra King is Lecturer in Sociology at Flinders University, Australia. She has served as the learning adviser for Research Education at the University of South Australia and is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Sociology.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General