Emotion and Social Theory: Corporeal Reflections on the (IR) Rational Simon J. Williams

ISBN: 9780761956280

Published: February 27th 2001

Hardcover

176 pages


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Emotion and Social Theory: Corporeal Reflections on the (IR) Rational  by  Simon J. Williams

Emotion and Social Theory: Corporeal Reflections on the (IR) Rational by Simon J. Williams
February 27th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780761956280 | 9.42 Mb

The emotions have traditionally been marginalized in mainstream social theory. This book demonstrates the problems that this has caused and charts the resurgence of emotions in social theory today. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, both classical and contemporary, Simon Williams treats the emotions as a universal feature of human life and our embodied relationship to the world.

He reflects and comments upon the turn towards the body and intimacy in social theory, and explains what is important in current thinking about emotions. In his doing so, readers are provided with a critical assessment of various positions within the field, including the strengths and weaknesses of poststructuralism and postmodernism for examinin



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