Description

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.

Key Features

*Explores the roles played by emotion in social arrangements (i.e., the power of emotions in psychology, finance, economics, etc...) *Poses clear questions and presents the newest theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion *Contributions from experts in the field

Readership

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

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123740953
Electronic ISBN:
9780080559827

About the authors

Jody Clay-Warner

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Dawn Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Georgia, Athens, USA