Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions: Volume II

  • Jan E. Stets
  • Jonathan H. Turner

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jan E. Stets, Jonathan H. Turner
    Pages 1-7
  3. Theoretical Perspectives on Emotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jonathan H. Turner
      Pages 11-31
    3. Jan E. Stets, Ryan Trettevik
      Pages 33-49
    4. Kathryn J. Lively, David R. Heise
      Pages 51-75
    5. Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye, Jeongkoo Yoon
      Pages 77-101
    6. Karen A. Hegtvedt, Christie L. Parris
      Pages 103-125
    7. Murray Jr. Webster, Lisa Slattery Walker
      Pages 127-153
    8. Theodore D. Kemper
      Pages 155-177
    9. Jonathan H. Turner
      Pages 179-197
    10. Meredith Rossner, Mythily Meher
      Pages 199-220
    11. Eva Illouz, Daniel Gilon, Mattan Shachak
      Pages 221-244
    12. Thomas J. Scheff
      Pages 245-266
    13. David D. Franks
      Pages 267-281
    14. Kimberly B. Rogers, Dawn T. Robinson
      Pages 283-303
  4. Social Arenas of Emotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Jocelyn Pixley, Peter McCarthy, Shaun Wilson
      Pages 307-333
    3. Amy S. Wharton
      Pages 335-358
    4. Rebecca J Erickson, Marci D. Cottingham
      Pages 359-383
    5. Amy C. Wilkins, Jennifer A. Pace
      Pages 385-409
    6. Douglas Schrock, Brian Knop
      Pages 411-428
    7. Robin W. Simon
      Pages 429-449
    8. Sarah K. Harkness, Steven Hitlin
      Pages 451-471
    9. Jody Clay-Warner
      Pages 473-493
    10. Gretchen Peterson
      Pages 495-510
    11. Daniel B. Shank
      Pages 511-528
    12. James M. Jasper, Lynn Owens
      Pages 529-548
    13. John N. Parker, Edward J. Hackett
      Pages 549-572
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 573-579

About this book


Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions Volume II presents all new chapters in the ever developing area of the sociology of emotions. The volume is divided into two sections: Theoretical Perspectives and Social Arenas of Emotions. It reviews major sociological theories on emotions, which include evolutionary theory, identity theory, affect control theory, social exchange theory, ritual theory, and cultural theory among others. Social arenas where emotions are examined include, but are not limited to, the economy and the workplace, the family, mental health, crime, sports, technology, social movements, and the field of science. All the chapters review the major theories and research in the area, and each chapter ends with some discussion of directions for future research.

The Sociology of Emotions is a fast growing and vital field in the broad discipline of Sociology. This volume II follows the Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions which was first published in 2006. In 2008, this first handbook received the “Outstanding Recent Contribution” in the Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association.

With contributions from leading scholars from different areas in the discipline, such as neurosociology, culture, economics, mental health, gender, social movements, discussing state-of-art theory and research on emotions in sociology this volume will generate wider appeal to the sociological community.​


Affect Control Theory and Emotions Crime and Emotions Culture and Emotions Emotions and Neurosociology Emotions in Justice Processes Emotions in Social Change Future Research on Emotions Measuring Emotions Mental Health and Emotions Neurosociology and Emotions Research on emotions in sociology Social Arenas of Emotions Sociology of Emotions The Evolutions of Emotions in Humans Theoretical Perspectives on Emotions

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan E. Stets
    • 1
  • Jonathan H. Turner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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