The Sociology of Emotions
The sociology of emotions is a field of research that explores the role of emotions in society, at the micro, meso and macro levels. In the perspective of the sociology of emotions ‘sense and sensibility’ are intertwined phenomena and not mutually exclusive.
The energy and direction of emotions fuel and orient social action as well as the cognitive evaluations in and of action. Emotions are thus not considered private, innate, or immutable, but rather as objects of social control and regulation, construction and negotiation.