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Affect and Emotion

1st Edition

A New Social Science Understanding

Margaret Wetherell
eISBN-13: 9781446290637

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"Absolutely essential reading for those wanting to understand the recent ′turn′ to affect. Offering an extensive analysis of all the perspectives available, including the psycho, neuro, bio and social, Margie Wetherell treads a magisterial path through the radically different offerings, one that illuminates key ideas and will save the uninitiated wandering down many pointless avenues. A path-setting book."

- Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths



In recent years there has been a huge surge of interest in affect and emotion. Scholars want to discover how people are moved, and understand embodied social action, feelings and passions. How do social formations ′grab′ people? How do roller coasters of contempt, patriotism, hate and euphoria power public life?




A new social science understanding of affect and emotion is long overdue and Margaret Wetherell′s voice is timely, providing a coherent and pragmatic text. It will be invaluable reading for those interested in this fascinating field across the social and behavioural sciences.

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ISBNs 9780857028570, 9780857028570, 9780857028570, 9780857028563, 9781446290637, 9781446253656, 1446290638
Language English
Number of Pages 192
Edition 1st