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

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

by Simon Johnson Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761956298

ISBN-13: 9780761956297

Pub. Date: 03/08/2001

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

Overview

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 examinin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761956297
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/08/2001
Series:
Cultural Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Why Emotions, Why Now?
Modernity and Its Discontents
Reason Versus Emotion?
Biology Versus Society?
Experiencing Emotions
The Lived Body
Desire, Excess and the Transgression of Corporeal Boundaries
Gender and the Transformation of Intimacy
A 'Stalled Revolution'?
'Manufactured' Emotions?
The '(un)managed Heart' Revisited
Conclusions

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