By Tiina Arppe

ISBN-10: 1409431827

ISBN-13: 9781409431824

Affectivity and the Social Bond bargains a clean and unique standpoint at the courting among affectivity and transcendence in 19th and 20th century French social conception. accomplishing a conceptual research of the works of Comte, Durkheim, Bataille and Girard, this booklet exposes an enormous transformation caused via the sociological gaze in understandings of affectivity and its courting to either sociality and transcendence in 19th century social inspiration: the ambivalence among the transcendence of the social and the immanence of affective adventure. Revealing the style within which questions of violence and economic climate are intertwined within the sociological research of affectivity, Affectivity and the Social Bond displays upon the matter of controlling affectivity, along the political implications and attainable hazards of a sociological version which seeks the roots of the social bond at the beginning within the affective realm. A rigorous engagement with the classics of French social thought, their therapy of human affectivity and its dating to social integration and legislation, this publication will attraction not just to sociologists and social theorists, but in addition to these with pursuits in social and political philosophy and the heritage of ideas.

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