Emotions and Social Movements

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)
RC36 Alienation Theory and Research

Language: English

Emotions have been absent from sociological accounts of protest and social movements for decades (mainly due to the traditional duality of emotion vs. rationality in social research). However, during the past twenty years, the sociological study of emotions has proliferated and it has been recognized that emotions and feelings provide fundamental stances to the world, they are basic to our experiential responses to the ongoing events of the everyday “life world,” and inherent to involvement with that world, relationships to others and to our very self, including social movements mobilizations, protests, activities, etc. 
Emotions motivate people to join with others to mobilize; emotions are generated through and during protests and mobilizations and shape the goals of the movement. In short, emotions are an integral basic aspect of social-political activism. 
Abstracts that focus on the emotional aspects of social movements mobilization, activism, persistence, failure/success, etc. will be welcome.
Session Organizers:
Camilo TAMAYO GOMEZ, The University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, Anna DOMARADZKA, University of Warsaw, Poland and Lauren LANGMAN, Loyola University of Chicago, USA
Camilo TAMAYO GOMEZ, The University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Emotionalization of Protest: A Case of Russia
Ekaterina LYTKINA, National Research University Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Russia
Two Necessary Ingredient: Role of Emotions and Efficacy in Social Movement Participation in Hungary
Pal SUSANSZKY, MTA-ELTE Peripato Comparative Social Dynamics Research Group, Hungary; Marton GERO, ELTE, Hungary; Akos KOPPER, ELTE, Hungary; Gergely TOTH, MTA-ELTE Peripato Comparative Social Dynamics Research Group, Hungary