By Benjamin Lamb-Books
This publication is an unique program of rhetoric and moral-emotions idea to the sociology of social events. It promotes a brand new interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient of what social pursuits are, why they exist, and the way they reach reaching momentum over the years. Deepening the affective measurement of cultural sociology, this paintings attracts upon the social psychology of human emotion and interpersonal conversation. particularly, the e-book revolves round the subject of anger as a special ethical emotion that may be made to play an important motivational and generative features in protest. The chapters strengthen a brand new conception of the emotional strength of protest rhetoric, together with how abolitionist performances of heterodoxic racial and gender prestige imaginaries contributed to the escalation of the ‘sectional clash’ over American slavery.
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Given that ‘emotion’ roughly means movement in Latin, the tautological affinities are irresistible but hinder empirical analysis. Thus it is all the more important to resist assuming a necessary relationship between the two objects of empirical inquiry. Flam (2005b) describes the cementing emo- INDIGNANT HEARTS OF PROTEST 37 tions of domination that chronically hinder mobilization efforts, including shame, fear, and even several positive emotions like security and gratitude. The attachment of the moral emotions to social order is part of the many difficulties thwarting the organization of protest: passionate emotions also function effectively to reproduce inequality and resist progressive social changes.
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