Emotion, Politics and Society

Emotion, Politics and Society

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This timely book critically addresses the intersection between power, politics and emotions. Challenging traditional dichotomies which counterpose rationalist to non-rationalist epistemologies, it offers a sustained argument for a more complete and integrated rationalism and helps us understand emotions in contemporary social and political life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10.92mm | 266g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2006
  • IX, 192 p.
  • 1349545783
  • 9781349545780

About S. Clarke

JACK BARBALET Professor of Sociology, University of Leicester, UK C. FRED ALFORD Professor of Government and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA NICHOLAS DEMERTZIS Professor at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, Athens University, Greece JAMES M. JASPER An Independent Scholar living in New York City, USAshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART 1: THE FOUNDATIONS The Study of Emotion: An Introduction; S.Clarke, P.Hoggett & S.Thompson Emotions and the Microfoundations of Politics: Rethinking Ends and Means; J.M.Jasper Emotions in Politics: From the Ballot to Suicide Terrorism; J.Barbalet PART 2: THE APPLICATIONS Applying Theory in Practice: Politics and Emotions in Everyday Life; S.Clarke, P.Hoggett & S.Thompson Envy and Ressentiment ; S.Clarke Hatred of Thought; C.F.Alford Emotions and Populism; N.Demertzis Anger and the Struggle for Justice; S.Thompson Pity, Compassion, Solidarity; P.Hoggett Moving Forward in the Study of Emotions: Some Conclusions; S.Clarke, P.Hoggett & S.Thompson Bibliography Indexshow more