Postemotional Society

by Stjepan Mestrovic

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  • 1446264327
  • 9780761951285
  • 9781446264324
  • 9781473946095
With a foreword by David Riesman, author of The Lonely Crowd.

Introducing a new term to the sociological lexicon: 'postemotionalism', Stjepan Mestrovic argues that the focus of postmodernism has been on knowledge and information, and he demonstrates how the emotions in mass industrial societies have been neglected to devastating effect.

Using contempoary examples, the author shows how emotion has become increasingly separated from action; how - in a world of disjointed and synthetic emotions - social solidarity has become more problematic; and how compassion fatigue has increasingly replaced political commitment and responsibility. Mestrovic discusses the relation between knowledge and the emotions in thinkers as diverse as Durkheim, Baudrillard, Ritzer, Riesman, and Orwell.

This stimulating and provocative work concludes with a discussion of the postemotional society, where peer groups replace the government as the means of social control.
  • SAGE Publications; December 1996
  • ISBN: 9781446264324
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Postemotional Society
  • Author: Stjepan Mestrovic
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446264327
  • 9780761951285
  • 9781446264324
  • 9781473946095

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A valuable and stimulating learning experience... accessible, finely written, passionate and important.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446264327
  • 9780761951285
  • 9781446264324
  • 9781473946095