Social Emotions: A Multidisciplinary Approach



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McKenzie, J. J., Olson, R. E., Patulny, R. & Peterie, M. A. (2019). Social Emotions: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Emotions: History, Culture, Society, 3 (2), 187-201.


Current research on emotions represents a broad church of methodological approaches. The essays in this special issue will investigate how social emotions inform research across numerous disciplinary fields and methodological approaches. This introduction will set out the social dimensions of emotions like shame, anger, anxiety, empathy and pity from a specifically sociological perspective. In sum, this will work to counter tendencies that individualise emotions as purely subjective or cognitive phenomena, and to demonstrate how the significance of social emotions is not restricted to any singular discipline.

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