Sociology of Emotions Study Group

The relevance of emotions and affect extends now to sub-disciplines including sociology of work, cultural and economic sociology, sociological theory, politics and social movements, gender, class and race/ethnicity. Many new kinds of methodology are being successfully employed in the UK to better understand emotions in social life, including historical research on cultural and institutional factors shaping emotions, phenomenological and philosophical investigations, quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews and ethnographies and textual and content analysis.