Angry Abolitionists and the Rhetoric of Slavery: Moral by Benjamin Lamb-Books

By Benjamin Lamb-Books

This ebook is an unique software of rhetoric and moral-emotions idea to the sociology of social events. It promotes a brand new interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient of what social hobbies are, why they exist, and the way they achieve achieving momentum over the years. Deepening the affective size of cultural sociology, this paintings attracts upon the social psychology of human emotion and interpersonal conversation. in particular, the booklet revolves round the subject of anger as a different ethical emotion that may be made to play the most important motivational and generative capabilities in protest. The chapters advance a brand new thought of the emotional strength of protest rhetoric, together with how abolitionist performances of heterodoxic racial and gender prestige imaginaries contributed to the escalation of the ‘sectional clash’ over American slavery. 

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Not surprisingly, status theories became unpopular in social movements studies. In the neighboring discipline of history, the influence of functionalism and collective behavior theory likewise had souring effects upon the history of abolitionism. Objectivistic status concepts have similarly haunted historical representations of the American abolitionists and they continue INDIGNANT HEARTS OF PROTEST 33 to exert a powerful influence over how the nineteenth-century radical abolitionists are characterized to this day.

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