Social Structure and Emotion

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  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

*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

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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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