Policy Press

The Sociology of Emotions

Feminist, Cultural and Sociological Perspectives

By Ann Brooks

Published

Aug 1, 2024

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529217339

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Aug 1, 2024

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529217322

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Aug 1, 2024

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529217346

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Sociology of Emotions

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the field of the Sociology of Emotions, incorporating sociological, feminist and cultural perspectives.

Structured around three dimensions - conceptualisation, theory and analysis of emotions - it provides new insights into the field, with a particular focus on contemporary social issues such as loneliness, depression, confidence, consumption, class, intimacy and sexuality.

The book examines the language of emotions, looking at macro and micro framing of emotions in modernity, emotional labour, public emotions, passionate emotions, melancholic emotions, masculinity and emotions, love, intimacy and emotions. It delves into both positive and negative emotions such as happiness, anger, fear and sadness.

The book will be essential reading for researchers and students seeking a current and interdisciplinary resource covering a wide range of international material in the field of Sociology of Emotions.

Ann Brooks was most recently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). Ann has held professorial and other senior academic positions in Australia, Singapore, the UK and New Zealand, and has authored 14 books with major international publishers.

Introduction

1. The Language of Emotions: Concepts and Perspectives on the Emotions

2. The History of Emotions: The Emotions in Modernity

3. Privatised Emotions: Emotional Complexity in Late Modernity

4. Emotional Intersections: Gender in Emotions

5. Emotional Capital and Emotional Commodities

6. Positive and Negative Emotions

7. Emotions, Love and Desire