Emotions in Social Life: Critical Themes and Contemporary Issues

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Gillian Bendelow, Simon J Williams
Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Medical - 368 pages

The development of a sociology of emotions is crucial to our understanding of social life as they hold the key to our understanding of social processes and sociological investigation.

First published in 1997, Emotions in Social Life consolidates the sociology of emotions as a legitimate and viable field of enquiry. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the sociology of emotions using work from scholars of international stature, as well as newer writers in the field. It presents new empirical research in conjunction with innovative and challenging theoretical material, and will be essential reading for students of sociology, health psychology, anthropology and gender studies.


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Part II The mediation of emotional experience
Part III Emotions and the body through the lifecourse
Part IV Sexuality intimacy and personal relations
Part V Emotions and health

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Gillian Bendelow is a lecturer and Simon J. Williams is a Research Fellow, both at the University of Warwick, Coventry.

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