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Social Structure and Emotion

Social Structure and Emotion, 1st Edition

Social Structure and Emotion, 1st Edition,Jody Clay-Warner,Dawn Robinson,ISBN9780123740953

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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


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.


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

Jody Clay-Warner

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Dawn Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Social Structure and Emotion, 1st Edition

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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