1st Edition

Understanding Collective Pride and Group Identity New directions in emotion theory, research and practice

Edited By Gavin Brent Sullivan Copyright 2014
    228 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    228 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Collective and group-based pride is currently covered across a number of disciplines including nationalism studies, sociology and social psychology, with little communication between fields. This multidisciplinary collection encourages interdisciplinary research and provides a unique insight into the subject, stemming from a psychological perspective. The collection builds upon insights from collective emotion research to consider the relations between collective pride, shame and guilt as well as emotions of anger, empowerment and defiance. Collective pride is examined in contexts that vary from small groups in relatively peaceful competition to protest movements and large groups in divisive conflicts. In the book collective pride is a complex and positive emotional experience evident in the behaviour of groups, that can lead to negative forms of collective hubris in which other groups are devalued or dominated.

    Emotions of Collective Pride and Group Identity brings together international contributors to discuss the theory, research and practice surrounding collective pride in relation to other emotions and collective, cultural and national identity. Divided into two parts, part one explores the philosophy and theory behind collective pride and its extremes. Part two draws upon the latest quantitative and qualitative empirical research to focus on specific issues, for example, happiness, national pride and the 2010 World Cup. Topics covered include:

    - cultural and national pride and identity
    - positive feelings of unity and solidarity
    - dynamic relationships between collective pride, guilt and shame
    - theories of emotions in ritual, symbolic and affective practices
    - collective pride and collective hubris in organizations
    - perspectives on national events from young people.

    This book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience in the area of affect studies and emotion research including social psychologists, sociologists, historians and anthropologists.

    Introduction Gavin Brent Sullivan  Part 1: Philosophical, Conceptual and Theoretical Issues  The Rational Appropriateness of Collective Emotions Mikko Salmela.  Self, Certainty and Collective Emotions Gunter Gebauer.  Emotions, Pride and the Dynamics of Collective Ritual Events David Knottnerus.  Nationalist Libido: On Love and Circuits of Attachment Derek Hook.  The Social Consequences of Collective Emotions: National Identification, Solidarity, and Out-Group Derogation Manuela Beyer, Christian von Scheve, Sven Ismer.  Collective Pride and Collective Arrogance in Organizations Gavin Brent Sullivan, James Hollway  Part 2: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Collective Pride and Related Emotions  Collective Pride and Prejudice: A Naturalistic Study of the Effects of Group Pride Versus Individual Pride on Attitudes to Migrants Following a National Team Victory Gavin Brent Sullivan, Kitty Dumont.  Happiness, National Pride and the 2010 World Cup Valerie Møller.  Collective Emotions, German National Pride and the 2006 World Cup Gavin Brent Sullivan.  Collective Emotions and the Imagined National Community Sven Ismer.  Marketing National Pride: Commercialization and the Extreme Right in Germany Cynthia Miller-Idriss.  Construction of Belongingness in Late Modernity: National Pride in Brazil from a Social Inequality Research Perspective Thomas Kühn.  Is Collective Pride Possible After Intergroup Violence? A Case Study of Kenya Following the Post-Election Violence of 2007 and 2008 Gavin Brent Sullivan, Rose Ruto-Korir.  Developing the Capacity to Share in Collective Emotion: Research on Children and Young People's Perspectives Gavin Brent Sullivan.  Summary: New Directions in Theory and Practice.


    Gavin Brent Sullivan is Reader (Identity and Resilience in Communities and Organisations) at the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, UK.