Power and Emotion

Author: Jonathan G. Heaney,Helena Flam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317631269

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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This collection is concerned with two fundamental concepts of social science– power and emotion. Power permeates all human relationships and is constitutive of social, economic, and political life. It stands at the centre of social and political theorizing, and its study has enriched scholarship within a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, political science, philosophy, and anthropology. The conceptual cluster of emotion, by contrast, had a more troubled time within these same disciplines. However, since the 1970’s and the advent of the ‘emotional turn’, there has been a widespread re-evaluation of emotion in and for our shared social existence and, today, emotions research is at forefront of contemporary social science. Yet, although both concepts are now widely seen as fundamental, research on these two phenomena has tended to run in parallel. This collection, featuring leading international scholars, seeks to unite and deploy both concepts, emotion and power, in a variety of ways, and on a diverse array of topics such as: education, organizations, social movements, politics, ‘old’ and ‘new’ media, rhetoric and in comparative intellectual history. The results are at the bleeding edge of scholarship on these concepts, and will make important reading for practitioners and students working in the sociology of emotions, social and political power, political sociology, organization studies, and for sociological and political theory more generally. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Political Power.
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Power and Emotion in Infant-Toddler Day Care

Author: Robin Lynn Leavitt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791418864

Category: Education

Page: 140

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A provocative ethnography of the lived experiences of infants and toddlers in day care centers.
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The Marketing Power of Emotion

Author: John O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195150562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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Emotion is one of the defining forces in our lives. It lies at the very heart of many of our most important experiences and memories. Not surprisingly, the worlds of business and marketing have long drawn on the power of emotion to influence consumer impulses and brand loyalty. Yet beyond the obvious emotions evoked by an inspirational Nike ad or an affecting Hallmark commercial lies an emotional universe that is less conspicuous, even transparent, yet no less influential. In this definitive work, two marketing experts provide a highly original, entertaining and anecdote-rich account of the marketing power of emotion. The primordial force behind motivation and persuasion, emotions enter into all decisions involving tradeoffs and are thus especially relevant to consumer decision-making. The Marketing Power of Emotion traces the manner in which companies rely on emotion to connect with consumers, develop new products, improve their strategic position, and increase brand recognition. Synthesizing key research in a variety of scientific fields, the authors cover the role of mood in persuasion; affect-driven consumer behavior; choice processes; associationism (how consumers develop positive and negative associations with a product); the importance of consistency; response prediction; and emotional response manipulation, among a host of other topics. Importantly, the centrality of emotion in developing brand loyalty is explored in depth. Essential reading for executives and middle management alike, as well as all students and scholars of consumer behavior, The Marketing Power of Emotion is the most authoritative statement yet on this critically important aspect of business strategy.
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Cognition and Emotion

From order to disorder

Author: Mick Power,Tim Dalgleish

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317483790

Category: Psychology

Page: 460

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This fully updated third edition of the highly praised Cognition and Emotion provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research on both normal emotional experience and the emotional disorders. The book provides a comprehensive review of the basic literature on cognition and emotion – it describes the historical background and philosophy of emotion, reviews the main theories of normal emotions and emotional disorders, and the research on the five basic emotions of fear, anger, sadness, anger, disgust and happiness. The authors provide a unique integration of two areas which are often treated separately: the main theories of normal emotions rarely address the issue of disordered emotions, and theories of emotional disorders (e.g. depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias) rarely discuss normal emotions. The book draws these separate strands together, introducing a theoretical framework that can be applied to both normal and disordered emotions. Cognition and Emotion provides both an advanced textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in addition to a novel approach with a range of implications for clinical practice for work with the emotional disorders.
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Understanding Power and Emotion

An Introduction

Author: Jason L. Powell

Publisher: Nova Novinka

ISBN: 9781624172007

Category: Psychology

Page: 63

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This book explores the concept of power and emotion. The book begins by examining the conceptual problems and issues associated with theorizing power drawing from classical, modern and contemporary social science perspectives. It moves to assess the issues of power elites and relationship to how society is governed. To further examine, this attention moves to global power and the impact that has on power, politics and decision making processes. The book explores power and communication drawing from critical theory and the possibilities for social change. Finally, the book explores the power of emotion and its differential and contested understanding requires a new appropriation of linking what C. Wright Mills calls 'personal troubles' and 'public issues'.
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The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice

Author: Diana Fosha,Daniel J. Siegel,Marion Solomon

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393707466

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience to better understand emotion. We are hardwired to connect with one another, and we connect through our emotions. Our brains, bodies, and minds are inseparable from the emotions that animate them. Normal human development relies on the cultivation of relationships with others to form and nurture the self-regulatory circuits that enable emotion to enrich, rather than enslave, our lives. And just as emotionally traumatic events can tear apart the fabric of family and psyche, the emotions can become powerful catalysts for the transformations that are at the heart of the healing process. In this book, the latest addition to the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, leading neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, therapy researchers, and clinicians illuminate how to regulate emotion in a healthy way. A variety of emotions, both positive and negative, are examined in detail, drawing on both research and clinical observations. The role of emotion in bodily regulation, dyadic connection, marital communication, play, well-being, health, creativity, and social engagement is explored. The Healing Power of Emotion offers fresh, exciting, original, and groundbreaking work from the leading figures studying and working with emotion today. Contributors include: Jaak Panksepp, Stephen W. Porges, Colwyn Trevarthen, Ed Tronick, Allan N. Schore, Daniel J. Siegel, Diana Fosha, Pat Ogden, Marion F. Solomon, Susan Johnson, and Dan Hughes.
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The Power of Emotion in Politics, Philosophy, and Ideology

Author: Hanna Samir Kassab

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137593520

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

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This book defines political ideology as a structural force that combines ideas, emotion, and people for the purpose of transforming political discourse. It advances a theoretical proposition concerning the creation of alternative modes of governance and proposes a general theory explains the reasons for the creation of political ideologies as an escape from perceived injustice. The theory also explains democracy's success and the failure of Communism and the Fascism. The purpose of any political ideology, whether Democracy, Fascism (and its varieties), or Communism, is to escape human suffering by combining ideas, emotion, and people in the production of fundamental societal change. Ideologies must possess these three variables to attain the necessary power to succeed as a political force. Power gives the ideology the structural ability to transform society, trapping the once free individual into the ideology.
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The Power of Emotion

Using Your Emotional Energy to Transform Your Life

Author: Michael Sky

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781879181922

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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Shows how to both unleash and harness the power of emotions to promote physical health, mental clarity, creativity, and more satisfying relationships. Original.
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Power, Politics and the Emotions

Impossible Governance?

Author: Shona Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136004327

Category: Law

Page: 226

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How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is that there are sets of affective dynamics which complicate the already materially and symbolically contested terrain of policy-making. This relational politics is Shona Hunter’s starting point for a more hopeful, but realistic understanding of the limits and possibilities enacted through contemporary governing processes. Through this idea Hunter prioritises the everyday lived enactments of policy as a means to understand the state as a more differentiated and changeable entity than is often allowed for in current critiques of neoliberalism. But Hunter reminds us that focusing on lived realities demands a melancholic confrontation with pain, and the risks of social and physical death and violence lived through the contemporary neoliberal state. This is a state characterised by the ascendency of neoliberal whiteness; a state where no one is innocent and we are all responsible for the multiple intersecting exclusionary practices creating its unequal social orderings. The only way to struggle through the central paradox of governance to produce something different is to accept this troubling interdependence between resistance and reproduction and between hope and loss. Analysing the everyday processes of this relational politics through original empirical studies in health, social care and education the book develops an innovative interdisciplinary theoretical synthesis which engages with and extends work in political science, cultural theory, critical race and feminist analysis, critical psychoanalysis and post-material sociology.
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Social Tragedy

The Power of Myth, Ritual, and Emotion in the New Media Ecology

Author: S. Baker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137379138

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.
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Passion Is the Gale

Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution

Author: Nicole Eustace

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838799

Category: History

Page: 624

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At the outset of the eighteenth century, many British Americans accepted the notion that virtuous sociable feelings occurred primarily among the genteel, while sinful and selfish passions remained the reflexive emotions of the masses, from lower-class whites to Indians to enslaved Africans. Yet by 1776 radicals would propose a new universal model of human nature that attributed the same feelings and passions to all humankind and made common emotions the basis of natural rights. In Passion Is the Gale, Nicole Eustace describes the promise and the problems of this crucial social and political transition by charting changes in emotional expression among countless ordinary men and women of British America. From Pennsylvania newspapers, pamphlets, sermons, correspondence, commonplace books, and literary texts, Eustace identifies the explicit vocabulary of emotion as a medium of human exchange. Alternating between explorations of particular emotions in daily social interactions and assessments of emotional rhetoric's functions in specific moments of historical crisis (from the Seven Years War to the rise of the patriot movement), she makes a convincing case for the pivotal role of emotion in reshaping power relations and reordering society in the critical decades leading up to the Revolution. As Eustace demonstrates, passion was the gale that impelled Anglo-Americans forward to declare their independence--collectively at first, and then, finally, as individuals.
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Social Structure and Emotion

Author: Jody Clay-Warner,Dawn T. Robinson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080559827

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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As a reference that contains original and innovative research on the sociology of emotion, this book will not only appeal to sociologists but also to scholars of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, history, social work, and business/management. With contributions from experts in the field, this text examines the role and influence of emotion in everyday social circumstances. It poses clear questions and presents the contemporary theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion. Comparable books are narrowly focused and less comprehensive, the breadth and depth of this new work is unmatched. *Explores the roles played by emotion in social arrangements (i.e., the power of emotions in psychology, finance, economics, etc...) *Poses clear questions and presents the newest theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion *Contributions from experts in the field
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Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200-1920

Family, State and Church

Author: Merridee L. Bailey,Katie Barclay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331944185X

Category: History

Page: 320

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This volume spans the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, across Europe and its empires, and brings together historians, art historians, literary scholars and anthropologists to rethink medieval and early modern ritual. The study of rituals, when it is alert to the emotions which are woven into and through ritual activities, presents an opportunity to explore profoundly important questions about people’s relationships with others, their relationships with the divine, with power dynamics and importantly, with their concept of their own identity. Each chapter in this volume showcases the different approaches, theories and methodologies that can be used to explore emotions in historical rituals, but they all share the goal of answering the question of how emotions act within ritual to inform balances of power in its many and varied forms. Chapter 5 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
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Language and Emotion

Author: James MacLynn Wilce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521864178

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 233

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This book analyses the signals people use to express emotion, looking at the social, cultural and political functions of emotional language.
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The Emotions

Social, Cultural and Biological Dimensions

Author: Rom Harre,W Gerrod Parrott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144623794X

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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`There is much that is fascinating here. Long-established experiments and conclusions are rubbished and reinterpreted, long-established assumptions and beliefs about emotions are soundly trounced, and generally a good going-over is delivered to the whole field... it is such a blockbuster that one can only reel backwards and tell anyone studying the subject that they would be crazy not to get it' - Self & Society This fascinating book overviews the psychology of the emotions in its broadest sense, tracing historical, social, cultural and biological themes and analyses. The contributors - some of the leading figures in the field - produce a new theoretical synthesis by drawing together these strands. From the standpoint of the function of the emotions in everyday life, the authors focus on: the discursive role played by the emotions in expressing judgements about, attitudes to and contrition for actions done by the self and others, and how certain emotions - such as guilt, shame, embarrassment, chagrin and regret - seem to play a role in social control; the variation and diversity in emotion, which provides scope for exploring how patterns of emotion contrast in different societies, across gender lines, at different historical times, and between children and adults; and the way in which the body is shaped and its functions influenced by culturally maintained patterns of emotion displays.
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The Astonishing Power of Emotions

Let Your Feelings be Your Guide

Author: Abraham (Spirit),Esther Hicks,Jerry Hicks

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140191246X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 262

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Abraham, channeled through Esther Hicks, explains how to understand emotions and follow the life-affirming guidance that they provide, in a book that discusses how to deal with thirty-three specific situations.
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Power and Interdependence in Organizations

Author: Dean Tjosvold,Barbara Wisse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139478663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Power is an inescapable feature of human existence. It plays a role in all social contexts and is particularly important in the functioning of organizations and work groups. Organizational researchers have certainly recognised the importance of power but have traditionally focused on its negative aspects. Yet power can also have very positive effects. Power and Interdependence in Organizations capitalizes on significant developments in social science over the past twenty years to show how managers and employees can manage power in order to make it a constructive force in organizations. Written by a team of international academics, the book explores both the positive and negative aspects of power, identifying opportunities and threats. It shows that harnessing the positive aspects of power, as well as controlling its more destructive effects, has the potential to revolutionise the way that organizations function, making them both more humane and productive.
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The Power of Emotion in Politics, Philosophy, and Ideology

Author: Hanna Samir Kassab

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137593520

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

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This book defines political ideology as a structural force that combines ideas, emotion, and people for the purpose of transforming political discourse. It advances a theoretical proposition concerning the creation of alternative modes of governance and proposes a general theory explains the reasons for the creation of political ideologies as an escape from perceived injustice. The theory also explains democracy's success and the failure of Communism and the Fascism. The purpose of any political ideology, whether Democracy, Fascism (and its varieties), or Communism, is to escape human suffering by combining ideas, emotion, and people in the production of fundamental societal change. Ideologies must possess these three variables to attain the necessary power to succeed as a political force. Power gives the ideology the structural ability to transform society, trapping the once free individual into the ideology.
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