Educating Emotions and Bodies: A Sociological Perspective

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

Schools have shaped “human” bodies and disciplined their emotions in distinct national contexts and among diverse populations, thus representing a modern device that provides capitalist societies with productive and educated men and women. The widespread growth of universal education systems pushes sociology scholars to incorporate new dimensions for analyzing inequality, inclusion/exclusion, discrimination, stigmatization, and standardization processes in educational institutions. 
In recent years the sociology of bodies and emotions has produced important contributions for understanding individual experiences and their role in producing and reproducing social inequalities. The sociology of education has typically been structured around the analysis of socio-educational inequality, however there is a need for an in-depth, systematic reflection on the influence that emotional and corporal dimensions have on individual’s experiences and educational paths.

This session calls for empirical investigations analyzing the complex dynamics of body construction and emotion creation in educational environments, and the relationship with inequality (re)production. This session’s objective is to examine the senses and behaviors of actors involved in the education of bodies and emotions and analyze how they are disciplined and nominalized. It also aims to explore individuals’ emotional understanding of school bonds, their feeling management, their learning of correct and incorrect forms of expression, and the school’s influence in the process whereby social differences become anchored in their bodies. 
The ultimate goal for this session is to compile sociological advances in the study of emotions and bodies in educational spaces, with the aim of consolidating an international research network.
Session Organizers:
Mariana NOBILE, Latin American School Social Sciences, Argentina and Sebastian FUENTES, Latin American School Social Sciences, Argentina
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Sue NICHOLS, University of South Australia, Australia; Garth STAHL, University of South Australia, Australia
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Karla Marisol GARCIA MACIAS, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
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Zia HASHEMI, University of Tehran, Iran; Mohammad REZAEI, University of Tarbiat Modarres, Iran; Sepideh AKBARPOURAN, University of Tehran, Iran
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Analia MEO, Consejo Nacional de Investigaaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Argentina