Cultural Sociology

Angry Abolitionists and the Rhetoric of Slavery

Moral Emotions in Social Movements

Authors: Lamb-Books, Benjamin

  • First book of its kind to provide an extensive empirical analysis of the US antislavery movement by a sociologist since Michael P. Young’s Bearing Witness Against Sin 
  • Proposes a new theory of protest rhetoric
  • Provides a compelling reappraisal of anger as a moral emotion used in collective action
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This book is an original application of rhetoric and moral-emotions theory to the sociology of social movements. It promotes a new interdisciplinary vision of what social movements are, why they exist, and how they succeed in attaining momentum over time. Deepening the affective dimension of cultural sociology, this work draws upon the social psychology of human emotion and interpersonal communication. Specifically, the book revolves around the topic of anger as a unique moral emotion that can be made to play crucial motivational and generative functions in protest. The chapters develop a new theory of the emotional power of protest rhetoric, including how abolitionist performances of heterodoxic racial and gender status imaginaries contributed to the escalation of the ‘sectional conflict’ over American slavery. 

About the authors

Benjamin Lamb-Books received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He is an invited contributor to the second edition of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, and his previous writings have appeared in Social Movement Studies and Thesis Eleven.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Making It Stick

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    Pages 1-20

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  • Indignant Hearts of Protest

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    Pages 23-61

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  • Moving Contexts of Abolition

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    Pages 63-92

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  • The Rhetoric of Slavery

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    Pages 93-119

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  • Gender Trouble in Abolitionism: On Ethos Work

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    Pages 123-155

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eBook 69,99 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31345-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Angry Abolitionists and the Rhetoric of Slavery
Book Subtitle
Moral Emotions in Social Movements
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Sociology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31346-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31346-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31345-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 275
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