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Collective Emotions

Christian von Scheve and Mikko Salmela


This book presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary theories and research on collective emotions. It spans several disciplines and brings together, for the first time, various strands of inquiry and up-to-date research in the study of collective emotions and related phenomena. In focusing on conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in collective emotion research, the volume aims at narrowing the gap between the wealth of studies on individual emotions and inquiries into collective emotions. The book catches up with a renewed interest into the collective dimensions of emotions ... More

Keywords: properties of collective emotions, causes of collective emotions, social consequences of collective emotions, philosophy, sociology, psychology, neuroscience, information science

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659180
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian von Scheve, editor
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Mikko Salmela, editor
Academy Research Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland

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Section 1 Conceptual perspectives

Chapter 2 How we feel

Margaret Gilbert

Section 2 Collective emotion in face-to-face interactions

Chapter 7 Do we mimic what we see or what we know?

Ursula Hess, Stephanie Houde, and Agneta Fischer

Chapter 8 Emotional contagion as a precursor to collective emotions

Elaine Hatfield, Megan Carpenter, and Richard L. Rapson

Section 3 The social-relational dimension of collective emotion

Chapter 9 Relational emotions and social networks

Ilmo van der Löwe, and Brian Parkinson

Chapter 10 Social appraisal as a cause of collective emotions

Martin Bruder, Agneta Fischer, and Antony S. R. Manstead

Section 4 The social consequences of collective emotions

Chapter 12 The function of shared affect in groups

Janice R. Kelly, Nicole E. Iannone, and Megan K. McCarty

Chapter 13 The emergence of collective emotions in social exchange

Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye, and Jeongkoo Yoon

Chapter 14 Collective emotional gatherings

Dario Páez, and Bernard Rimé

Section 5 Group-based and intergroup emotion

Chapter 16 Intergroup emotion

Devin G. Ray, Diane M. Mackie, and Eliot R. Smith

Chapter 17 The social psychology of collective guilt

Mark A. Ferguson, and Nyla R. Branscombe

Section 6 Rituals, movements, and social organization

Section 7 Collective emotions in online social systems

Chapter 25 The role of sentiment in the social web

Mike Thelwall, and Arvid Kappas

Chapter 26 Modeling collective emotions in online social systems

David Garcia, Antonios Garas, and Frank Schweitzer

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