The sociology of emotions is a new and vital field within the broad discipline of sociology that has a lineage encompassing the classical tradition as well as more recent sociological research and scholarship. Research on emotions contributes to political sociology, medical sociology, sociology of social movements, sociology of gender, economic, social psychology and other specialties within sociology.The Sociology of Emotions Research Network brings together researchers with an interest in emotions who share a range of substantive research themes and draw upon diverse methodologies. The ESA Sociology of Emotions Research Network was formed in May 2004 and is steadily expanding in terms of members, planned and ongoing joint publications and research activities. (Picture: Botticelli – The Birth of Venus; detail.)
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