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. Introduction Helena Flam in collaboration with Debra King 2. Emotions' Map: A Research Agenda Helena Flam 3. How Social Movements Move: Emotions and Social Movements Ron Eyerman 4. Breaching Events and the Emotional Reactions of the Public: Women in Black in Israel Tova Benski 5. Emotional Events and the Transformation of Collective Action: The Chinese Student Movement Guobin Yang 6. Mobilization and the Moral Shock: Adbusters Media Foundation Asa Wettergren 7. The Problem of Emotion in Care: Contested Meanings from the Disabled People's Movement and the Feminist Movement Debra Hopkins, Linda McKie, Nick Watson and Bill Hughes 8. The Emotional Significance of Solidarity for Social Movement Communities: Sustaining Catholic Worker Community and Service Erika Summers-Effler 9. Sustaining Activism through Emotional Reflexivity Debra King 10. The Entanglements of Shame: An Emotion Perspective on Social Movement Demobilization Jochen Kleres 11. Sisterhood and Exclusionary Solidarity in a Labor Women's Organization Silke Roth
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.