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This ebook is an unique software of rhetoric and moral-emotions conception to the sociology of social events. It promotes a brand new interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient of what social pursuits are, why they exist, and the way they achieve reaching momentum over the years. Deepening the affective size of cultural sociology, this paintings attracts upon the social psychology of human emotion and interpersonal conversation. in particular, the e-book revolves round the subject of anger as a different ethical emotion that may be made to play an important motivational and generative capabilities in protest. The chapters enhance a brand new idea of the emotional energy of protest rhetoric, together with how abolitionist performances of heterodoxic racial and gender prestige imaginaries contributed to the escalation of the ‘sectional clash’ over American slavery.
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While social movements and protest rhetoric has been studied before by many rhetoricians (see Brown and Morris 2013; Simons et al. 1984), the approach has not been nearly as influential within sociology. 18 B. LAMB-BOOKS REFERENCES Appiah, Kwame Anthony. 2006. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in A World of Strangers. W. Norton & Company. Bitzer, Lloyd F. 1968. The Rhetorical Situation. Philosophy & Rhetoric 1: 1–14. Blackmann, Lisa. 2012. Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Current discussions of contentious performances profitably draw upon a revival of theories of culture, emotion, and performance. Yet status concepts and status claimsmaking continue to be neglected in the mix most likely because of their received associations with classical tension theory and unpopular functionalist models of collective behavior. If not ignored altogether, they appear only by a different name. It appears that status concepts are suffering roughly similar theoretical vicissitudes as emotion concepts did before the full resurrection of the 32 B.
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