The study of emotion tends to breach traditional academic boundaries and binary lingustics. It requires multi-modal perspectives and the suspension of dualistic conventions to appreciate its complexity.
This book analyses historical, philosophical, psychological, biological, sociological, post-structural, and technological perspectives of emotion that it argues are important for a viable social psychology of emotion. It begins with early ancient philosophical conceptualisations of pathos and ends with analytical discussions of the transmission of affect which permeate the digital revolution.
It is essential reading for upper level students and researchers of emotion in psychology, sociology, psychosocial studies and across the social sciences.
Chapter 1: Two Ancient Theories of Emotion: Plato and Aristotle Chapter 2: Hellenistic and Medieval Theologies of Emotion Chapter 3: Enlightenment Philosophies of Emotion Chapter 4: The Role of Emotion in the Development of Social Psychology as a Discipline Chapter 5: Group Psychology and Emotion Chapter 6: Biological Understandings of Emotion Chapter 7: Sociological Understandings of Emotion Chapter 8: Emotion Talk: Theories and Analysis Chapter 9: Affect Theory: Post-Structuralist Accounts Chapter 10: Digital Emotion Conclusion