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Emotions in Digital Interactions

Ethnopsychologies of Angels' Mothers in Online Bereavement Communities

Authors: Rafanell, Irene, Sawicka, Maja

  • Offers new theoretical and analytical perspectives while providing practical implications for healthcare and counseling practitioners
  • Presents a compelling example of using empirical, real-world case studies to analyze theoretical positions
  • Contributes to discourse in digital sociology, sociology of emotions, sociological theory, and social psychology
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Combining the conceptual tools of interactionist and social constructionist positions, this book presents an in-depth investigation of emotions in digital interactions. Through the central case study of online bereavement communities for women who have suffered perinatal loss, this volume highlights the significance of affective sanctioning as constitutive of group dynamics and practice. The authors chart the emergence of a new ethnopsychology of motherhood—the category of ‘Angels’ Mothers’—arising from the localized practices of a community whose experience of grief is otherwise disenfranchised. Through their detailed theoretical exploration of the centrality of micro-situational dynamics, alongside the rich empirical illustration of collectively shared feeling rules and norms, Rafanell and Sawicka develop a naturalistic approach to the analysis of empirical data, providing insights for policy-making interventions.  

About the authors

Irene Rafanell is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of Scotland, UK, where she teaches on gender theory, sociology of the body, social theory and theories of power. She is an Honorary Fellow and a member of the Center for Research on Families and Relationships of the School of Social and Political Studies at Edinburgh University, UK. Her work explores the connections between social theory, social constructionism, sociology of knowledge and the body. Her book Sexed and Gendered Bodies as Social Institutions will be published by Palgrave. She is currently developing research on digital sociology and sociology of emotions analyzing digital communicative interactions.


Maja Sawicka is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology of Warsaw University, Poland. In her work, she focuses on emotions perceived as social phenomena, investigating the links between culture, interactional group processes, and individual emotional experiences. She has a wide teaching experience in the field of Social Psychology and Qualitative Research Methods. She is the author of Emotions in Interactions in the Contemporary Polish Society (2018, in Polish).

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Hardcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotions in Digital Interactions
Book Subtitle
Ethnopsychologies of Angels' Mothers in Online Bereavement Communities
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21998-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21998-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21997-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 116
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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