1st Edition

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

Edited By Massimo Cerulo, Adrian Scribano Copyright 2022
    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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).