1st Edition

Emotions and Social Movements

By Helena Flam, Debra King Copyright 2005
    224 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.