1st Edition

Emotions in a Digital World Social Research 4.0

By Adrian Scribano Copyright 2023
    165 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    165 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents an introduction to strategies for qualitative digital social research on emotions in a digital world.

    The book emphasizes the connections that exist between emotional ecologies, emotions as texts, and the virtual / mobile / digital world that brings us closer to a hermeneutics of the practices of feeling. In the context of ‘Society 4.0’, the book explores:

    • Changes in the organization of daily life and work in virtual, mobile and digital environments.
    • The impact of apps and social networks on sensations, emotions and sensibilities.
    • Necessary changes in social research to employ the power of these apps and networks for social enquiry.

    As such, this book shares a set of social inquiry practices developed and applied to capture and understand emotions today. It should be considered as a first step in a long journey of exploring the close connections between sensibilities, emotions, and social research methodology. The book will appeal to students and instructors of emotion studies from across the social sciences, including sociology, psychology, organization studies, ethnography, history, and political science.

    Introduction. "Emotions: Social Research 4.0"

    1. Bodies / Emotions and Virtual / Mobile / Digital Lifeworld

    2. Instagram, seeing to Believe: Soup Kitchen in Latin America

    3. WhatsApp, Communicate, Register, Know: Argentinean Social Conflict and The March of Hondurans to The USA

    4. Politics and Love. Two Digital Ethnographies

    5. Drones: A New Way to Observe the Sensibilities on Social Interactions?

    6. Digital Creative Experience: A Sensibility Capture Device

    7. Towards an Epistemology of the Digital Research of Emotions


    Adrian Scribano is Director of the Centre for Sociological Research and Studies (CIES estudiosociologicos.org) and Principal Researcher at the National Scientific and Technological Research Council, Argentina. He is also the Director of the Latin American Journal of Studies on Bodies, Emotions and Society and the Study Group on Sociology of Emotions and Bodies, in the Gino Germani Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. He also serves as Coordinator of the 26 Working Group on Bodies and Emotions of the Latin American Association of Sociology (ALAS) and as Vice-President of the Working Group 08 Society and Emotions of the International Sociological Association (ISA).