Emotion and Social Theory: Corporeal Reflections on the (Ir) Rational

Emotion and Social Theory: Corporeal Reflections on the (Ir) Rational

by Simon Johnson Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 076195628X

ISBN-13: 9780761956280

Pub. Date: 02/27/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"The emotions have traditionally been marginalized in mainstream social theory. This book demonstrates the problems that this has caused and charts the resurgence of emotions in social theory today." "Drawing on a wide variety of sources, both classical and contemporary, Simon Williams treats the emotions as a universal feature of human life and our embodied…  See more details below

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"The emotions have traditionally been marginalized in mainstream social theory. This book demonstrates the problems that this has caused and charts the resurgence of emotions in social theory today." "Drawing on a wide variety of sources, both classical and contemporary, Simon Williams treats the emotions as a universal feature of human life and our embodied relationship to the world. He reflects and comments upon the turn towards the body and intimacy in social theory and explains what is important in current thinking about emotions. In his doing so, readers are provided with a critical assessment of various positions within the field, including the strengths and weaknesses of poststructuralism and postmodernism for examining the emotions in social life."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761956280
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/27/2001
Series:
Cultural Studies Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1Introduction: why emotions, why now?
2Modernity and its discontents: reason versus emotion?
3Biology versus society?
4Experiencing emotions: the lived body
5Desire, excess and the transgression of corporeal boundaries
6Gender and the transformation of intimacy: a 'stalled revolution'?
7'Manufactured' emotions? the '(un)managed heart' revisited
8Conclusion
References
Index

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