Title

Emotion, Agency, and the Social Production of Affect. A Research Note

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2001

Publication Title

Newsletter of the Sociology of Emotion Section of the American Sociological Association

Volume

15

Issue

3

First page number:

8

Last page number:

10

Abstract

This is an attempt to find an order in the emotionally-charged narrative schemes that Western culture offers to people variously situated in social structure and struggling to make sense of their affective life. The assumption is that we interpret and label our emotions according to our station in life, agency status, and bio- socially framed temperament.

Keywords

Affect (Psychology); Emotions; Emotions--Sociological aspects; Social classes

Disciplines

Inequality and Stratification | Social Psychology | Social Psychology and Interaction

Language

English

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