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