Human Emotions: A Sociological Theory

Human Emotions: A Sociological Theory

by Jonathan H. Turner
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Taylor & Francis
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Human Emotions: A Sociological Theory

This major theoretical work takes existing work on the emotions in significantly new directions. It gives a comprehensive account of emotions, beginning with general sociological principles, moving over important theory construction of social formation and applying this to a detailed and unified 'grand' theory of human emotions.

Presenting a unified view of the emotions in the social universe, the book explores the relationships between emotions, social structure, and culture. Turner hypotheses how social structure and culture affect emotional arousal in humans, and vice versa.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students researching sociology of emotions, social psychology, and contemporary social theory, and is also relevant for students and researchers working in the fields of psychology and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415427821
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures     viii
List of tables     ix
Preface     x
Acknowledgments     xiii
Human emotions     1
Why did humans become so emotional?     14
Social structure, culture, and emotions     66
Emotional arousal: basic principles     82
Transactional needs and emotional arousal     101
Social structure and emotional arousal     126
Culture and emotional arousal     150
Emotions and social change     179
The theory reviewed     200
Bibliography     209
Index     222

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