Emotions in Politics

Emotions in Politics

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Prompted by the 'affective turn' within the entire spectrum of the social sciences, this books brings together the twin disciplines of political psychology and the political sociology of emotions to explore the complex relationship between politics and emotion at both the mass and individual level with special focus on cases of political tension. A role call of contributors from across the world and at the forefront of academic research in both disciplines combine the historical, cultural and socio-psychological conceptualizations of the political sociology of emotions with the study of opinion-making and electoral choice that characterises political psychology which previous studies have considered in isolation. The result is a compelling collection that sheds new light on the role of emotion in politics through analysis that covers both the micro and macro levels and as such is important reading for students and scholars of both political psychology and the sociology of emotions.The role of emotion in the formation, maintenance and dynamics of such groups, so often the engines of social and political ... to reinforce group solidarity and produce a particularized cultural capital for those within the group (Collins, 2004). ... framing themselves and their policies in a positive emotional light while framing the opposition using a discourse of ... They are foundational to the making of judgements and to how we accord value to entities in the world ( Nussbaum, 2001).

Title:Emotions in Politics
Author:Nicolas Demertzis
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-10-31


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