In this book leading sociologists of emotions present their research agendas for work that promises to shape the study of emotions well into the next decade. The essays represent the full range of ideas, issues, and directions in the field.
From diverse theoretical positions — symbolic interactionist, social constructionist, feminist, positivist, linguistic, phenomenologist, Marxist, and evolutionist — the authors set forth their current understandings, as well as the directions of future work, with a discussion of the most significant problems in emotions research.
Theodore D. Kemper is Professor of Sociology, St. John's University, and is one of the founders of the Sociology of Emotions sub-discipline. He has served on the board, and is a member of, the International Society for Research in Emotions, and of the Sociology of Emotions section of the American Sociological Association.
"It is a balanced, fair treatment of many important issues in the sociology of emotions. The articles are a blend of qualitative and quantitative, macro- and micro-approaches written by some of the most important authors in the field. " — Carolyn S. Ellis, University of South Florida