Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

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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.

  • Governing Affects: Neo-Liberalism, Neo-Bureaucracies, and Service Work book cover

    Governing Affects

    Neo-Liberalism, Neo-Bureaucracies, and Service Work, 1st Edition

    By Otto Penz, Birgit Sauer

    Governing Affects explores the neoliberal transformation of state governance in Europe towards affective forms of dominance, exercised by customer oriented neo-bureaucracies and public service providers. By investigating the rise of affective labour in contemporary European service societies and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Interactional Justice: The Role of Emotions in the Performance of Loyalty book cover

    Interactional Justice

    The Role of Emotions in the Performance of Loyalty, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Flower

    Interactional Justice explores the accomplishment of loyalty by focusing on defence lawyers’ work in the emotionally and interactionally constraining situation of the criminal trial. By drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldnotes and interviews with lawyers, this sociological study brings their…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
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    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Love as a Collective Action: Latin America, Emotions and Interstitial Practices book cover

    Love as a Collective Action

    Latin America, Emotions and Interstitial Practices, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Scribano

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-12-02 
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    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Emotions as Commodities: Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity book cover

    Emotions as Commodities

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises the question: how could we have become increasingly rationalized…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
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    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Emotions in Late Modernity book cover

    Emotions in Late Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roger Patulny, Alberto Bellocchi, Rebecca E. Olson, Sukhmani Khorana, Jordan McKenzie, Michelle Peterie

    This international collection discusses how the individualised, reflexive, late modern era has changed the way we experience and act on our emotions. Divided into four sections that include studies ranging across multiple continents and centuries, Emotions in Late Modernity does the following:…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14
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    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Love and Society: Special Social Forms and the Master Emotion book cover

    Love and Society

    Special Social Forms and the Master Emotion, 1st Edition

    By Swen Seebach

    Why does love matter? Love and Society discusses the meaning and importance of love for contemporary society. Love is not only an emotion that occurs in our intimate relationships; it is a special emotion that allows us to relate to each other in a lasting fashion, to create out of our individual…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
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    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions