Emma Engdahl

Emma Engdahl
University of Gothenburg | GU · Department of Sociology & Work Science

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This is an interview with Eva Illouz on her academic life and writings.
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Against the backdrop of contemporary sociological theories of love, this article explores the disappearance of the other in contemporary love relationships by focusing on the relationship between love and depression. The aim of the article is twofold: first, to provide a theoretical framework to be able to grasp in what ways the other is threatened...
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Love and depression are key elements in the cultural script of emotions or affectual life within contemporary Western society, and the two have become intertwined to such an extent that it is informative to talk about depressive love. Indeed, the most common source of depression is intimate relationships, in which one partner is not recognised by t...
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In this article, the invention of new forms of desire that target the gendered body in consumer culture is examined through the lens of the visual rhetoric of shop-window mannequins. The article is a result of cross-disciplinary research combining rhetorical and sociological theories and methods. Inspired by nonverbal methods and theories of embodi...
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Current discussions on public trust, as well as on risk communication, have a restricted rationalistic bias in which the cognitive-reflexive aspect of trust is emphasized at the expense of its emotional aspect. This article contributes to a substantive theory of trust by exploring its emotional character. Drawing on recent discussions in science an...
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In this paper presentation I will investigate the embodiment of ethos as part of self-development within modern consumer society. Modern consumer society has reinforced the focus on the body and invented new forms of desires that aim at the sexed and gendered body (Featherstone 198?; 2012; Bartky 1990: Bordo 2001; Howson 2005). Empirical material t...
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Both love and depression are central concepts in science, art and everyday life. They are frequently used to capture the fundamental needs of human beings: love is seen as the result of the recognition or satisfaction of those needs, whereas depression is seen as the result of the misrecognition or violation of those needs. Love and depression ar...
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Current discussions on public trust, as well as on risk communication, have a restricted rationalistic bias in which the cognitive-reflexive aspect of trust is emphasized at the expense of its emotional aspect. This article contributes to a substantive theory of trust by exploring its emotional character. Drawing on recent discussions in science an...
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”Var bara dig själv!” Det är ett råd som de flesta av oss har fått. Men att vara sig själv är inte lätt. Vårt sätt att vara, känna och tänka är nämligen inte förutbestämt. Det är inte heller något som vi själva har fullständig kontroll över. Vi utvecklar och förverkligar oss själva i sällskap med andra människor och i relation till tidstypiska ku...
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I denna artikel diskuteras några centrala problem inom det nya fältet känslorsnas sociologi. Hur ska vi förstå känslans disposition och konstitution? Med utgångspunkt i denna problematik presenteras och kritiseras tre riktningar inom fältet; positivism, socialkonstruktionism och symbolisk interaktionism. Därefter utvecklas ett alternativ som försök...
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Abstract Emma Engdahl (2004) A Theory of the Emotional Self: From the Standpoint of a Neo-Meadian. Written in English, pp. 207, Örebro Studies in Sociology 6, Örebro. In this book, two fundamental questions are posed: (1) what is emotion, and (2) what part does it play in the social processes of self-formation and selfrealization? How do we as beha...

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