Emotions and Social Movements

By Helena Flam, Debra King

© 2004 – Routledge

224 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Most research on social movements has ignored the significance of emotions. This edited volume seeks to redress this oversight and introduces new research themes and tools to the field of emotions and social movements.

Sociologists and political activists around the world will find this volume to be of great interest due to its wide-ranging approach and its unique emphasis on the role of emotion in protest, dissent and social movements.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Helena Flam in collaboration with Debra King 2. Emotions' Map: A Research Agenda Helena Flam 3. How Social Movements Move: Emotions and Social Movements Ron Eyerman 4. Breaching Events and the Emotional Reactions of the Public: Women in Black in Israel Tova Benski 5. Emotional Events and the Transformation of Collective Action: The Chinese Student Movement Guobin Yang 6. Mobilization and the Moral Shock: Adbusters Media Foundation Asa Wettergren 7. The Problem of Emotion in Care: Contested Meanings from the Disabled People's Movement and the Feminist Movement Debra Hopkins, Linda McKie, Nick Watson and Bill Hughes 8. The Emotional Significance of Solidarity for Social Movement Communities: Sustaining Catholic Worker Community and Service Erika Summers-Effler 9. Sustaining Activism through Emotional Reflexivity Debra King 10. The Entanglements of Shame: An Emotion Perspective on Social Movement Demobilization Jochen Kleres 11. Sisterhood and Exclusionary Solidarity in a Labor Women's Organization Silke Roth

About the Authors

Helena Flam is is Professor of Professor of Sociology at Leipzig University. In addition to initiating a Network on Emotions with the European Sociological Association, she has held posts at the Max Planck Institute for Social Research and the University of Konstanz.

Debra King is Lecturer in Sociology at Flinders University, Australia. She has served as the learning adviser for Research Education at the University of South Australia and is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Sociology.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General