Love as a Collective Action: Latin America, Emotions and Interstitial Practices, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Love as a Collective Action

Latin America, Emotions and Interstitial Practices, 1st Edition

By Adrian Scribano


184 pages

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Hardback: 9780367246471
pub: 2019-11-30
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This book makes evident how love, as an interstitial practice, produces a set of collective practices and how, through a mapping of these practices, it is possible to observe the connection between the politics of sensibilities and social conflict.

The book provides - in the face of a global normalization of immediate enjoyment through consumption, the internationalization of fear and anxiety, the rise of "post-truth" and a distrust regarding politics - a systematic analysis of love as an interstitial practice. This book follows a sociology of body/emotions approaches within which sensations, emotions and sensibilities are part of dialectical social structuration process.

The book proposes love not only as an effect or trait of a society, but also as an analytical tool for better understanding the processes of social structuring. It connects a sociology of bodies/emotions with a specific perspective on collective action and links conflictual structures and the politics of sensibilities in six Latin American countries by using a strategy of inquiry attuned to current patterns of social transformation, that of digital ethnography. This work is of interest to a wide public, both those who want to know which emotions are the prevailing in Latin America, as well as specialists such as sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and all researchers and graduate students who are interested in the connection between conflict, society and emotions.  

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Sociology of Bodies/Emotions; 2. Love for love: Filial Love as interstitial practice; 3. Mexico: All the Violence, All the Helplessness; 4. Guatemala: Femicide and Women Power; 5. Brazil: Repression, Fear, Respect and Fraternity; 6. Uruguay: Institutional, Neglect and Hope; 7. Chile: ‘Modernization’ and Love; 8. Argentina: Between Abandonment and Social Pain; 9. Love, the Politic of Sensibilities and Collective Action.

About the Author

Adrian Scribano is Director of the Centre for Sociological Research and Studies (CIES and Principal Researcher at the National Scientific and Technological Research Council, Argentina.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

The sociology of emotions has demonstrated the fundamental and pervasive relevance of emotions to all aspects of social life. It is not merely another specialized sub-discipline; rather it aims to reconfigure bases of mainstream sociology. This book series will not only be of interest for specialists in emotions but to sociology at large. It will be a locus for developing enhanced understandings of core problems of sociology, such as power and politics, social interactions and everyday life, macro-micro binaries, social institutions, gender regimes, global social transformations, the state, inequality and social exclusion, identities, bodies and much more.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General