Towards a sociology of (public) mourning?
Brennan, Michael. (2001) Towards a sociology of (public) mourning? Sociology, Vol.35 (No.1). pp. 205-212. ISSN 0038-0385
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S003803850100013X
Within the last decade or so there has been a growing recognition among sociologists of the role played by emotions in various aspects of human behaviour (witness, for example, the range of articles appearing in Sociology alone, e.g. Jackson 1993; Craib 1995; Burkitt 1997, and the formation of a BSA study group devoted to the sociology of emotion). This burgeoning focus on emotions has challenged sociology to rethink its dominant conception of the human subject as governed by rational and conscious thought alone. In so doing it has raised a question mark both against the adequacy of the (theoretical) tools used for analysing emotions which have developed from these premises and the ability of sociology in general to provide answers to such questions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Lennon, John, 1940-1980, Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997, Emotions -- Sociological aspects, Group identity, Grief -- Great Britain, Bereavement -- Psychological aspects, Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 205-212|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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