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Emotions in Social Life

Critical Themes and Contemporary Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Gillian Bendelow, Simon J Williams


368 pages

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pub: 1997-11-06
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The development of a sociology of emotions is crucial to our understanding of social life as they hold the key to our understanding of social processes and sociological investigation.

First published in 1997, Emotions in Social Life consolidates the sociology of emotions as a legitimate and viable field of enquiry. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the sociology of emotions using work from scholars of international stature, as well as newer writers in the field. It presents new empirical research in conjunction with innovative and challenging theoretical material, and will be essential reading for students of sociology, health psychology, anthropology and gender studies.


'This volume shows how crucial implications arise from the separation of reason and feeling. It covers critical perpectives on the topic, the mediation of emotional experience, the body and sexuality, intimacy, and the connection between emotions and health.' - Network No 67 August 1998

About the Editors

Gillian Bendelow is a lecturer and Simon J. Williams is a Research Fellow, both at the University of Warwick, Coventry.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General