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Introduction to the Special Issue on emotions in social life and social policy

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This Special Issue deals with emotions in social life and social policy. Over

    several decades, a wide body of social scientific literature has shown that

    everyday social roles and institutions are defined and organised not only through

    rational action, but through human emotions as well. It is now well recognised

    that emotions have a central role in the maintenance of gender and other social

    structures, whether at work, in family and community life, or in shaping the

    dynamics of social movements and politics (Goffman 1963; Hochschild 1983;

    Kemper 1990; Holmes 2004; Flam & King 2005; Barbalet 2006; Clarke et al.

    2006; Hoggett 2009). To bring together contemporary Australian scholarship

    across this broad and burgeoning field, and to expand our knowledge of

    emotions as they operate in specific social contexts, researchers from the

    Universities of Sydney and New South Wales convened a workshop in

    October 2011 titled ‘Emotions in social life and social policy: new advances in

    sociological and policy research’.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Patulny, R. & Cortis, N. (2012). Introduction to the Special Issue on emotions in social life and social policy. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 47 (1), 5-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84918775037

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/409

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 5

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This Special Issue deals with emotions in social life and social policy. Over

    several decades, a wide body of social scientific literature has shown that

    everyday social roles and institutions are defined and organised not only through

    rational action, but through human emotions as well. It is now well recognised

    that emotions have a central role in the maintenance of gender and other social

    structures, whether at work, in family and community life, or in shaping the

    dynamics of social movements and politics (Goffman 1963; Hochschild 1983;

    Kemper 1990; Holmes 2004; Flam & King 2005; Barbalet 2006; Clarke et al.

    2006; Hoggett 2009). To bring together contemporary Australian scholarship

    across this broad and burgeoning field, and to expand our knowledge of

    emotions as they operate in specific social contexts, researchers from the

    Universities of Sydney and New South Wales convened a workshop in

    October 2011 titled ‘Emotions in social life and social policy: new advances in

    sociological and policy research’.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Patulny, R. & Cortis, N. (2012). Introduction to the Special Issue on emotions in social life and social policy. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 47 (1), 5-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84918775037

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/409

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 5

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia