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Emotion in Social Life
The Lost Heart of Society

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Social Psychology

July 2004 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Whether they involve sexual partners in the bedroom, customers and sales clerks in stores, or work colleagues in committee meetings, interpersonal relations between real people are the essential heart of society. But it is a 'heart' that has, for too long, been overlooked in social and psychological analysis.

This book aims to recover the lost heart by exploring a wide range of examples of interpersonal control:

· Intimate relations of love

· Romance

· Family ties

· Sexuality

· Emotional blackmail

· Violence

The book outlines a new way of thinking about control and power in everyday life. Written with accessible authority, the book will be of interest to students of Sociology, Social Psychology and Psychology.

 
Introduction
Uncovering the Lost Heart

 
 
Theoretical Issues
 
The Psychology of Personal Control
 
Social Encounters
 
Types and Dimensions
 
Familiar Issues and Examples
 
Failures of Control
 
Some Propositions about Human Behaviour
 
The Lost Heart
Theory and Research

 

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Derek Layder

Derek Layder is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester and Honorary Professor of Health and Life Sciences and De Montfort University. He was awarded a doctorate by the London School of Economics in 1976. Appointed Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester in 1974 and promoted to Reader in 1995, he became Professor in 1997 and Emeritus Professor from 2002. He has held several visiting academic positions and has also held honorary visiting appointments at The Australian National University (as a Humanities Research Fellow) and the University of Western Sydney (as Eminent Research Visitor). He taught in... More About Author

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