By Benjamin Lamb-Books

This ebook is an unique software of rhetoric and moral-emotions conception to the sociology of social activities. It promotes a brand new interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient of what social hobbies are, why they exist, and the way they reach reaching momentum through the years. Deepening the affective size of cultural sociology, this paintings attracts upon the social psychology of human emotion and interpersonal conversation. particularly, the booklet revolves round the subject of anger as a different ethical emotion that may be made to play the most important motivational and generative features in protest. The chapters improve a brand new thought of the emotional strength of protest rhetoric, together with how abolitionist performances of heterodoxic racial and gender prestige imaginaries contributed to the escalation of the ‘sectional clash’ over American slavery.

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A Brief History of Human Society: The Origin and Role of Emotion in Social Life. American Sociological Review 67: 1–29.  Zald. 1977. Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A Partial Theory. American Journal of Sociology 82: 1212–1241. , and Markus Brauer. 2012. Social Functionality of Human Emotion. Annual Review of Psychology 63: 259–285. Oakes, James. 2014. The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War.  W. Norton & Company. 20 B. LAMB-BOOKS Panksepp, Jaak, and Lucy Biven.

The accumulation of status or symbolic capital can be a potent cultural–emotional resource in itself for mobilization, one that is constantly circulated through sociocognitive expectations and communications. Lastly, efforts to recover status theory must navigate between two major mistakes made in past theories of collective behavior: the voluntaristic overemphasis on affective manipulation by charismatic leaders and the deterministic conflation of status with large reified social structures. For this purpose, I shall propose a concept of reception field to refer to the relational, fluid status dynamics between movement leaders and audiences during a contentious performance through which charisma emerges.

Flam, Helena. 2000. The Emotional Man and the Problem of Collective Action. New York: Peter Lang. ———. 2005b. Emotions’ Map: A Research Agenda. In Emotions and Social Movements, eds.  King, 19–40. New York: Routledge. Flam, Helena and Debra King eds. 2005. Emotion and Social Movements. New York: Routledge. Gamson, William A. 1992. Talking Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press. Haidt, Jonathan. 2003. Moral Emotions. In Handbook of Affective Sciences, eds. J. R. H. Goldsmith, 852–870. New York: Oxford University Press.

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