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approaches for their overly individualised and cognitively biased emphasis on the conscious instrumental calculations of self-interested persons (see, for example, England, 1989 ; Bourdieu, 1992 ; Collins, 1993 ; Boudon, 1998 ). The chaos of current political life and the denials of expert and evidenced analysis of the world’s woes point to two pressing emotion-sociological concerns: on the one hand we need to understand human beings as much more than calculating machines; they are moved and informed by emotion. On the other hand, the fact that emotion matters this way

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19 TWO Emotions and identity transformation Paula Hamilton Introduction The emotional dimensions and trajectories of crime and of desistance have, at least until relatively recently, been more or less neglected in mainstream theorising. This chapter draws on a small-scale narrative inquiry with a group of desisting men to explore the ways in which their emotions were implicated both in their offending behaviour and in their re-biography of their sense of themselves as men; a transformation in their narratised identities which appeared to underpin their

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115 FOURTEEN Emotions in community research Zanib Rasool My work involves using visual arts and narrative to explore women’s lives; I also use creative writing and oral history in order to engage communities in arts practice, community histories and co-production. I was involved in the writing element of the ‘Imagine’ project, working with three writing groups in Rotherham. I never imagined that emotions would play such a pivotal role in this research project. Sara Ahmed (2004) describes emotions as ‘involving bodily processes of affecting and being

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Reclaiming Affect for Agency

This book unpacks how emotions and affect are key conceptual lenses for understanding contemporary processes and discourses around migration.

Drawing on empirical research, grassroots projects with migrants and refugees, and mediated stories of migration and asylum seeking from the Global North, the book sheds light on the affects of empathy, aspiration and belonging to reveal how they can be harnessed as public emotions of positive collective change.

In the face of increasing precariousness, Khorana calls for uncovering the potential of these affects in order to build new forms of care and solidarities across differences, and in the wake of intersecting global crises.

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Introduction There are a number of publications that systematise the situation of the sociology of emotions 1 in Latin America: in general ( Sabido, 2011 ; Scribano, 2014a: 2016b , 2017 ), by particular countries ( Koury, 2014 ; Scribano, 2014a ), or by partially reconstructing it in the fields of literature ( Prieto, 2018 ) or education ( Streck, 2015 ). One way to systematise the multiplicity of works encompassing emotions in Latin America is as expressed by Cedillo Hernández and colleagues (2016: 30) who maintain: In 2007 there was initiated for

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Youth and Social Change in Spain
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We usually speak of crisis in numbers: decline in purchasing power, rise in unemployment rates or decreasing levels of life satisfaction. But what do people feel when their supposed securities for their futures crumble?

The stories of the young adults after the 2008 economic crisis in Spain provide us with answers. This book shows how their loss of future prospects led to feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, frustration and resentment, and how they dealt with these emotions.

Combining the sociology of emotions with Bourdieu's practice theory, Emotions in Crisis analyses the impact of structural changes in society on individual and collective emotions. It shows that adapting to such changes involves 'emotion work' and highlights the different forms this work can take.

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In this article, I propose the articulation between emotions and senses from relational sociology in three levels of analysis: experience , practice and sensory networks . I have been working with Georg Simmel quite intensively for almost twenty years. Simmel’s proposal is undoubtedly a relational sociology ( Emirbayer, 1997 : 288; Vernik, 2003 ; Cantò-Milá, 2005 ; Pyyhtinen, 2009 ; 2010 ). I consider myself heir to that heritage, so I have been interested in offering a relational approach that articulates bodies, senses and emotions. In that sense, I

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In this chapter I introduce the theoretical framework of this book which combines different strands of sociological thinking to explore the link between emotions, structural conditions and individual agency. My understanding of emotions focuses on their social aspects. I therefore see them as emerging between people and located in social relationships, but at the same time experienced and processed in people (physiologically, cognitively and emotionally) ( Burkitt, 2014 ). Emotions are constitutive of social life; they structure and are structured by the

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politics really need to understand why feelings matter and to engage at an emotional level. 1 Simply put, I think it is an emotional disconnection that exists at the root of what Claudia Chwalisz (2015) describes as ‘the populist signal’. So in this lecture I want to explore anti-politics, citizenship and emotion, and I want to do this through a focus on imagination and anchorage, hope and sacrifice, and a bus and a tree. This is not quite the focus that I had originally intended to place at the centre of this lecture. I was planning to – and, to some extent, still

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Introduction Livestock conflicts are complex social phenomena that have gained momentum over the past twenty years. For a long time reduced to micro-contention in the shadow of major planning conflicts, the analysis of their local dimension provides general lessons on how we understand emotions and collective action. In the context of tensions over the development of rural space in Brittany, the establishment of new breeding projects provokes routine disruption and outcries from nearby inhabitants. For those who face the uncertainty of the situation, this

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