Misery and Company

Author: Candace Clark
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226107585
Format: PDF
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In a kind of social tour of sympathy, Candace Clark reveals that the emotional experience we call sympathy has a history, logic, and life of its own. Although sympathy may seem to be a natural, reflexive reaction, people are not born knowing when, for whom, and in what circumstances sympathy is appropriate. Rather, they learn elaborate, highly specific rules—different rules for men than for women—that guide when to feel or display sympathy, when to claim it, and how to accept it. Using extensive interviews, cultural artifacts, and "intensive eavesdropping" in public places, such as hospitals and funeral parlors, as well as analyzing charity appeals, blues lyrics, greeting cards, novels, and media reports, Clark shows that we learn culturally prescribed rules that govern our expression of sympathy. "Clark's . . . research methods [are] inventive and her glimpses of U.S. life revealing. . . . And you have to love a social scientist so respectful of Miss Manners."—Clifford Orwin, Toronto Globe and Mail "Clark offers a thought-provoking and quite interesting etiquette of sympathy according to which we ought to act in order to preserve the sympathy credits we can call on in time of need."—Virginia Quarterly Review

Encyclopedia of Emotion

Author: Gretchen Reevy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313345760
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Topics include the neurological foundations of emotional function, competing theories of emotion, multicultural perspectives on emotions, emotional disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. Provides profiles of important organizations and key figures who have shaped our understanding of how and why we feel the way we do.

Die Ambivalenz der Gef hle

Author: Jochen Kleres
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365801654X
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​Grundlegende Prämisse der Soziologie der Emotionen ist es, dass Gefühle für alle Aspekte des Sozialen relevant sind. Wenn Emotionen von Individuen und soziale Kontexte in einem Wechselverhältnis zueinander stehen, stellt sich die Frage, welche Formen sozialer Verknüpfungen so konstituiert werden. Jenseits ihres verbindenden Potentials gilt es dabei insbesondere, Ambivalenzen der von Emotionen begründeten Sozialität in den Blick zu nehmen. Inkludierende und exkludierende Aspekte von Emotionen können dabei eng miteinander verwoben sein und sogar Teil ein und derselben sozialen Beziehung ausmachen. Diese Perspektive lässt sich auch für transnationale Kontexte nutzbar machen. Schließlich gilt es, diese Fragen methodologisch für empirische Forschung zu reflektieren. Der vorliegende Band zeigt somit eindrücklich, dass alle Bereiche des gesellschaftlichen Lebens von Emotionen nicht nur grundiert und durchzogen sind, sondern dass sie für Gesellschaft vielmehr konstitutiv sind.

Positive Emotionalit t in Organisationen

Author: Gordon Müller-Seitz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834996289
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Gordon Müller-Seitz nähert sich dem Phänomen der positiven Emotionalität im organisationalen Kontext aus der Perspektive des HRM an. Er entwickelt einen theoretischen Bezugsrahmen hinsichtlich der Entstehung positiver Emotionalität und leitet davon konkrete praxeologische Gestaltungsoptionen zur Kultivierung positiver Emotionalität ab.

Down to Earth Sociology 14th Edition

Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439108951
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction in everyday life, the forty-six selections bring students face-to-face with the twin projects of contemporary sociology: understanding the individual's experience of society and analyzing social structure. The fourteenth edition's exceptional new readings include selections on the role of sympathy in everyday life, mistaken perceptions of the American family, the effects of a criminal record on getting a job, and the major social trends affecting our future. Together with these essential new articles, the selections by Peter Berger, Herbert Gans, Erving Goffman, Donna Eder, Zella Luria, C. Wright Mills, Deborah Tannen, Barrie Thorne, Sidney Katz, Philip Zimbardo, and many others provide firsthand reporting that gives students a sense of "being there." Henslin also explains basic methods of social research, providing insight into how sociologists explore the social world. The selections in Down to Earth Sociology highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, and religion to the contemporary crises of racial tension, crime, rape, poverty, and homelessness.

Species Matters

Author: Marianne DeKoven
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526830
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Why has the academy struggled to link advocacy for animals to advocacy for various human groups? Within cultural studies, in which advocacy can take the form of a theoretical intervention, scholars have resisted arguments that add "species" to race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and other human-identity categories as a site for critical analysis. Species Matters considers whether cultural studies should pay more attention to animal advocacy and whether, in turn, animal studies should pay more attention to questions raised by cultural theory. The contributors to this volume explore these issues particularly in relation to the "humane" treatment of animals and various human groups and the implications, both theoretical and practical, of blurring the distinction between "the human" and "the animal." They address important questions raised by the history of representing humans as the only animal capable of acting humanely and provide a framework for reconsidering the nature of humane discourse, whether in theory, literary and cultural texts, or current advocacy movements outside of the academy.

Encyclopedia of Human Emotions

Author: David Levinson
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Why do people cry, how do we manage horror, what do facial expressions tell us about a person? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, which brings to gether what is known about the nature, causes, expressions, and societal role of emotions. The 146 alphabetically arranged articles are sprinkled with photos, illustrations, and references to literature. Also covered are biographies, emotions that have been the subject of scientific study, and how emotions relate to society (e.g., hate crimes). The plain language of this unique encyclopedia makes it accessible to high-school students and the general user, while the level of scholarship makes this a useful resource to researchers as well."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Encountering the everyday

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230201231
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Everyday life is the most important dimension of society. Introducing classical and contemporary theory alongside key empirical work, this is a comprehensive exploration of everyday life sociologies. Written by leading experts in the field, each chapter makes concepts from Existentialism to Semiotics accessible for students and scholars alike.