Human Emotions

A Sociological Theory
Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134089635
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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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.

Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions:


Author: Jan E. Stets,Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401791309
Category: Social Science
Page: 579
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Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions Volume II presents all new chapters in the ever developing area of the sociology of emotions. The volume is divided into two sections: Theoretical Perspectives and Social Arenas of Emotions. It reviews major sociological theories on emotions, which include evolutionary theory, identity theory, affect control theory, social exchange theory, ritual theory, and cultural theory among others. Social arenas where emotions are examined include, but are not limited to, the economy and the workplace, the family, mental health, crime, sports, technology, social movements and the field of science. All the chapters review the major theories and research in the area and each chapter ends with some discussion of directions for future research. The Sociology of Emotions is a fast growing and vital field in the broad discipline of Sociology. This volume II follows the Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions which was first published in 2006. In 2008, this first handbook received the “Outstanding Recent Contribution” in the Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association. With contributions from leading scholars from different areas in the discipline, such as neurosociology, culture, economics, mental health, gender, social movements, discussing state-of-art theory and research on emotions in sociology this volume will generate wider appeal to the sociological community.

The Sociology of Emotions


Author: Jonathan H. Turner,Jan E. Stets
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316584119
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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All social relations involve emotional responses, from the simplest face-to-face encounter through the mobilization of social movements to the commitments that individuals develop for culture and society. The social world is thus dependent upon the arousal of emotions, and equally significant conflict and change in societies is ultimately driven by emotional arousal. Thus, it is important to understand how human emotions influence, and are influenced by, the social world. This understanding takes us into the sociology of emotions that has emerged as a distinct area of inquiry over the last thirty years.

Face to Face

Toward a Sociological Theory of Interpersonal Behavior
Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804744173
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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Updating classic sociological theory and utilizing the results of recent research in evolutionary and neurphysiological theory, this ambitious work aims to present no less than a unified, general theory of what happens when people interact.

On the Origins of Human Emotions

A Sociological Inquiry Into the Evolution of Human Affect
Author: Jonathan Turner
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804764360
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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Language and culture are often seen as unique characteristics of human beings. In this book the author argues that our ability to use a wide array of emotions evolved long before spoken language and, in fact, constituted a preadaptation for the speech and culture that developed among later hominids. Long before humans could speak with words, they communicated through body language their emotional dispositions; and it is the neurological wiring of the brain for these emotional languages that represented the key evolutionary breakthrough for our species. How did natural selection work on the basic ape anatomy and neuroanatomy to create the hominid line? The author suggests that what distinguished our ancestors from other apes was the development of an increased capacity for sociality and organization, crucial for survival on the African savanna. All apes display a propensity for weak ties, individualism, mobility, and autonomy that was, and is today, useful in arboreal and woodland habitats but served them poorly when our ancestors began to move onto the African plain during the late Miocene. The challenge for natural selection was to enhance traits in the species that would foster the social ties necessary for survival in the new environment. The author suggests that the result was a development of certain areas of the primate brain that encouraged strong emotional ties, allowing our ancestors to build higher levels of social solidarity. Our basic neurological wiring continues to reflect this adaptive development. From a sociological perspective that is informed by evolutionary biology, primatology, and neurology, the book examines the current neurological bases of our emotional repertoire and their implications for our social actions.

Hauptwerke der Emotionssoziologie


Author: Konstanze Senge,Rainer Schützeichel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531934392
Category: Social Science
Page: 369
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Emotionen sind wichtig. Wissenschaftler debattieren disziplinenübergreifend über die Bedeutung von Emotionen in zentralen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen wie dem Finanz- und Wirtschaftsbereich, der Familie und der Religion, der Politik und der Kunst sowie den Medien und der Unterhaltungsindustrie. Der Band greift diesen „emotional turn“ auf und stellt die wichtigen Arbeiten der deutschen und der internationalen Emotionssoziologie und der philosophischen, psychologischen, neurowissenschaftlichen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Emotionsforschung vor. Klassische Autoren werden ebenso berücksichtigt wie zeitgenössische Positionen, theoretische Konzepte ebenso wie empirische Forschungen. Der Band möchte in einer systematischen Weise einen Überblick über den aktuellen Forschungsstand geben.

Theory and Research on Human Emotions


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780762311088
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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The sociology of emotions is now at the forefront of micro social theory and research; and increasingly, the dynamics of emotions are seen as one of the ways to link micro to macro-level social processes. For in the end, what drives people to create social structures and to maintain commitments to these structures is emotion. The papers in this volume represent a broad array of approaches to the analysis of emotions. Some come from well established traditions in social psychology and micro sociology traditions such as symbolic interactionism, expectation states research, interaction ritual theory, and power-status theory. Others come from more macro-oriented theorizing in Europe; another set comes from meso-level analysis of organizational structures; and still others come from the opposite end of the intellectual continuum and explore the physiology and evolution of emotions. The goal of the volume is to sample the range of work in an area that did not exist three decades ago in sociology and to see the theoretical and research programs that sociological theorists and researchers on emotions are pursuing. The sociology of emotions is now a broad-based intellectual movement, with the result that no one volume can fully capture the diversity of work being performed by sociologists. Still, this volume attempts to provide readers with a review of some of the more creative work on emotional dynamics in human groupings.

Emotionen und soziale Strukturen

Die affektiven Grundlagen sozialer Ordnung
Author: Christian von Scheve
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593389118
Category: Social Science
Page: 389
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Die Angst vor dem sozialen Abstieg oder der Freudentaumel bei einem gewonnenen Fußballspiel: Emotionen sind nicht nur Ausdruck von Individualität und Persönlichkeit, sondern auch des sozialen Miteinanders und der gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse. Im Rückgriff auf neurowissenschaftliche, psychologische und soziologische Emotionstheorien weist Christian von Scheve die tiefgreifende soziale Strukturierung von Affekten und Emotionen nach, zeigt den Einfluss von Gefühlen auf das soziale Handeln und analysiert die Regulation und soziale Kontrolle von Emotionen. Der Autor macht damit deutlich, wie wichtig Emotionen für die Entstehung und Reproduktion sozialer Ordnung sind.

Geschichte und Gefühl

Grundlagen der Emotionsgeschichte
Author: Jan Plamper
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641086485
Category: History
Page: 480
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Über die Macht der Emotionen von der Antike bis in unsere Zeit Wie verändern sich Moral und Ehre im Laufe der Zeit, was bedeutet Vertrauen in der Wirtschaftsgeschichte, was richtete die sprichwörtliche »German Angst« im 20. Jahrhundert an, und wieso befinden wir uns im sogenannten therapeutischen Zeitalter?

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483307204
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
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Written by award-winning scholar, Jonathan Turner, Contemporary Sociological Theory covers the range of diversity of theory in nine theoretical traditions, and variants of theoretical approaches in these traditions. The result is a comprehensive review of present-day theorizing in sociology covering functional, evolutionary, ecological, conflict, interactionist, exchange, structuralist, cultural, and critical theories and the major proponents of these theories. Moreover, for each theoretical tradition, it origins are examined in a separate chapter with an eye to how classical theorists influenced the work of key contemporary scholars. This book will serve as a valuable resource for those readers seeking in-depth and comprehensive coverage of contemporary traditions in their historical contexts. Unlike many texts, coverage is comprehensive and deep. The theories and their origins are examined in detail so that readers can fully understand the origins and present profile of theories in present-day sociology. Unlike many texts that skim over theories on the surface, this book seeks to unlock for the reader their underlying structure of each theory. The book is written in a modular format so that theories and traditions can be examined in any order, and in many diverse combinations. If desired, only the contemporary theories can be read without attention to their historical contexts, or the reverse is true if readers want to understand the historical origins of a particular theoretical tradition. Since Jonathan Turner is an active theorist in his own right, he brings to the book an appreciation of how theories are created as an insider rather than as only a commentator on theory. As such, he is able to bring out the underlying assumptions, structure, and form of a theory in new and interesting ways for casual readers and scholars alike.

Handbook of Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387324585
Category: Political Science
Page: 745
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This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.

Dynamik der Gewalt

eine mikrosoziologische Theorie
Author: Randall Collins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868542301
Category:
Page: 736
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Es gibt viele Arten von Gewalt - vom Schlag ins Gesicht bis zu umfassenden und organisierten Ereignissen wie einem Krieg. Gewalt kann leidenschaftlich und wütend sein oder gefühllos und unpersönlich; sie kann Spaß machen oder von Angst geprägt und bösartig sein; sie kann im Verborgenen oder öffentlich geschehen; sie dient bei Sportveranstaltungen, in einem Actionfilm oder als Hauptmeldung der Nachrichten programmierter Unterhaltung; sie ist schrecklich und heroisch, widerwärtig und aufregend; sie ist die verfemteste und verklärteste aller menschlichen Handlungsweisen. Obwohl es Zeiten gibt, in denen uns Gewalt allgegenwärtig erscheint, hält Randall Collins den tatsächlichen Ausbruch von gewalttätigen Handlungen für eine Ausnahme. In seiner Analyse der Dynamik der Gewalt legt der renommierte amerikanische Soziologe den Fokus auf die situative Interaktion zwischen den Kontrahenten. Ob eine spannungsgeladene Situation zu gewalttätigen Handlungen führt, hängt seiner Untersuchung zufolge nicht in erster Linie von der sozialen Herkunft, der Ethnie oder dem kulturellen Hintergrund der Beteiligten ab, sondern häufig von der Situation, in der sie stattfindet. Akribisch genau untersucht Collins das Verhalten, die Mimik und Gestik der Kontrahenten auf Videoaufnahmen, nutzt aktuelle Erkenntnisse der Forensik und ethnografische Studien. Seine Schlussfolgerungen sind überraschend: Gewalt entsteht keineswegs mühelos oder gar automatisch. Die Streitparteien sind angesichts einer möglichen Konfrontation angespannt und ängstlich, sie agieren dilettantisch und ihre Ängste errichten eine mächtige emotionale Barriere gegen den Ausbruch von Gewalt. Collins begleitet seine Leserinnen und Leser durch die sehr realen und beunruhigenden Welten der menschlichen Zwietracht - von der häuslichen Gewalt, über Mobbing auf dem Schulhof und gewalttätige Sportarten bis hin zu bewaffneten Konflikten.

Theoretical Principles of Sociology, Volume 2

Microdynamics
Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441962256
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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Micro-level dynamics revolve around face-to-face interactions among individuals. What occurs within encounters is constrained by their embedding with corporate and categoric units and, by extension, institutional domains, stratification systems, community networks, societies, and inter-societal systems. In this Handbook, the author explores the effect of microdynamics on these larger social systems.

The Principles of Sociology


Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270258035
Category:
Page: 448
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Emotionen und Sozialtheorie

disziplinäre Ansätze
Author: Rainer Schützeichel
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783593377544
Category: Choix rationnels, Théorie des
Page: 308
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Theoretical Sociology

A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories
Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321258
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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What can sociological theory tell us about the basic forces that shape our world? With clarity and authority, Theoretical Sociology: A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories, by leading theorist Jonathan H. Turner, seeks to answer this question through a brief, yet in-depth examination of twelve major sociological theories. Readers are given an opportunity to explore the foundational premise of each theory and key elements that make it distinctive. The book draws on biographical background, analysis of important works, historical influences, and other critical insights to help readers make the important connections between these monumental sociological theories and the social world in which we live. This concise resource is a perfect complement to any course that seeks to examine both classic and contemporary sociological theory.

Warum Liebe weh tut

eine soziologische Erklärung
Author: Eva Illouz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518296578
Category: Interpersonal relations
Page: 467
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