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Social Structure and Emotion

As a reference that contains original and innovative research on the sociology of emotion, this book will not only appeal to sociologists but also to scholars of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, history, social work, and business/management. With contributions from experts in the field, this text examines the role and influence of emotion in everyday social circumstances. It poses clear questions and presents the contemporary theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion.Comparable books are narrowly focused and less comprehensive, the breadth and depth of this new work is unmatched.

Audience
Sociologists, and scholars of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, history, social work, and business/management

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: June 2008

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374095-3

Contents


  • Preface

    Acknowledgments

    List of Contributors

    Introduction

    Sociology of Emotion

    Structural Symbolic Interaction

    Group Processes Research

    References

    Part I Status, Power, Emotion

    1 Commentary

    Early Work on Status and Power in the Sociology of Emotions

    Status and Power in the Group Process Tradition

    Status, Power, and Emotion in Social Order

    References

    2 HUMOR AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIVERSE LEADERS

    Introduction

    Gender, Leadership, and Humor

    Theoretical Development

    Gender, Humor, and Leader Influence: A Research Agenda

    Conclusion

    References

    3 Social Exchange and the Maintenance of Order in Status-Stratifed Systems

    Introduction

    The Research Problem and Orientation

    Theories of Status and Power

    How Theories of Power and Status Explain Microorder

    The Experiment

    Theoretical Interpretations

    Shortcomings of Each Theory

    Conclusion

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Part II Emotion and Identity Work

    4 Commentary

    References

    5 Identity, Social Status, and Emotion

    Introduction

    Theory

    Procedures

    Results

    Discussion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    6 A Strategy for Incorporating Social Intelligence in the Design of Virtual Environments

    Introduction

    Theoretical Framework

    Conclusion

    References

    7 Emotions on the Job: Supporting and Threatening Face in Work Organizations

    Introduction

    Face and Emotion

    Study 1: Vignettes

    Study 2: Simulated Job

    Discussion

    Conclusion

    References

    Part III Emotions in Exchange Relations

    8 Commentary

    Organization of Social Exchange

    Social Emotions

    Social Structure and Emotional Experience

    Conclusion

    References

    9 The Effect of Perceived Trustworthiness on Affect in Negotiated and Reciprocal Exchange

    Introduction

    Exchange and Emotion

    Uncertainty and Commitment in Exchange Relations

    Forms of Exchange, Uncertainty, Perceived Trustworthiness and Affect

    Partner Behavior

    Perceived Trustworthiness

    Attribution and Perceived Intentionality

    Methods

    Results

    The Relationship Between Perceived Trustworthiness and Affect

    Concluding Comments

    References

    10 The Structure of Reciprocity and Integrative Bonds: The Role of Emotions

    The Theoretical Research Program

    Bringing Emotions into Reciprocity Theory

    Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Part IV Justice and Moral Emotions

    11 Commentary

    Emotions and the Equity Model

    Procedural Justice and Emotions

    Current Directions

    References

    12 It’s Not Just What You Feel: Expressing Emotional Responses to the Injustice of Others

    Introduction

    Emotional Responses to Distributive Injustice

    Emotion Management

    The Effects of Social Factors on Observers’ Experience and Expression

    Methods

    Result

    Discussion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    13 The Moral Identity, Status, Moral Emotions, and the Normative Order

    Morality and the Moral Identity

    Moral Emotions

    Social Structure and Moral Emotions

    Method

    Results

    Discussion

    Conclusion

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Part V Emotion Labor

    14 Commentary

    References

    15 The Context of Care: Reconsidering Culture, Structure, and the Performance of Emotional Labor among Registered Nurses

    Common Points of Inquiry: Reconsidering the Structure-Culture Distinction

    From Structure to Culture and Back Again: (Re)framing Emotion Management Research

    The Case for Context

    The Current Study

    Methods

    Results

    Discussion and Conclusion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    16 Status and Emotional Expression: The Influence of “Others” in Hierarchical Work Settings

    Introduction

    Emotional Expression (as Emotion Management)

    Emotional Expression (as a Marker of Status)

    The Role of Others in Hierarchical Work Settings

    Data and Methodology

    Results

    Conclusion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    Part VI Social Change

    17 Commentary

    Emotion and Social Movements: An Intellectual Biography

    The Return of the Repressed - Emotion in Social Movements and Collective Action

    Challenges and New Directions

    References

    18 Emotions and Social Structure: Toward a General Sociological Theory

    Conceptualizing Social Structure and Emotions

    Emotional Dynamics

    Psychodynamics

    Conclusion

    References

    19 Emotion and Inequality in Maternity Care: Anguish and Anger in Prenatal Services for the Poor

    Background

    Data and Methods

    Overt Results

    Emergent Results

    Summary

    Discussion

    Conclusions

    References

    Index


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