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The Emotions in the Classics of Sociology
A Study in Social Theory

ISBN 9780367542566
Published September 24, 2021 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

The Emotions in the Classics of Sociology stands as an innovative sociological research that introduces the study of emotions through a detailed examination of the theories and concepts of the classical authors of discipline.

Sociology plays a crucial role emphasizing how much emotional expressions affect social dynamics, thus focusing on the ways in which subjects show (or decide to show) a specific emotional behaviour based on the social and historical context in which they act. This book focuses the attention on the individual emotions that are theorized and studied as forms of communication between subjects as well as magnifying glasses to understand the processes of change in the communities. This volume, therefore, guides the readers through an in-depth overview of the main turning points in the social theory of the classical authors of sociology highlighting the constant interaction between emotional, social and cultural elements. Thus, demonstrating how the attention of the emotional way of acting of the single subject was already present in the classics of the discipline.

The book is suitable for an audience of undergraduate, postgraduate students and researchers in sociology, sociology of emotions, sociology of culture, social theory and other related fields.

Table of Contents


Massimo Cerulo and Adrian Scribano

1. Harriett Martineau

Angélica De Sena

2. Karl Marx

Adrian Scribano

3. Gabriel Tarde

Massimo Cerulo

4. Émile Durkheim

Juan Pablo Vázquez Gutiérrez

5. Max Weber

Gregor Fitzi

6. Georg Simmel

Massimo Cerulo and Antonio Rafele

7. Vilfredo Pareto

Vincenzo Romania

8. Charles Horton Cooley

Mariano Longo

9. George Herbert Mead

Lorenzo Bruni

10. Norbert Elias

Gabriela Vergara

11. Ibn Khaldun

Adrian Scribano

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Massimo Cerulo is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Perugia, Italy, and chercheur associé at the CERLIS Laboratory, University of Paris, France. His research interests include the sociology of emotions, the social theory, and the sociology of culture. He has introduced in Italy parts of the social theory of some classics of sociology such as Pierre Bourdieu, Gabriel Tarde, and Arlie R. Hochschild. He is the author of the first Italian handbook about the sociology of emotions: Sociologia delle emozioni (2018). His latest book is: Émotions et dynamiques sociales (2021).

Adrian Scribano is Director of the Centre for Sociological Research and Studies (CIES) and a Principal Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of 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 Thematic Group 08 Society and Emotions of the International Sociological Association. (ISA).