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Interaction Ritual Chains

Interaction Ritual Chains
Interaction Ritual Chains
Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains is a major work of sociological theory that attempts to develop a ""radical microsociology."" It proposes that successful rituals create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy, while failed rituals drain emotional energy. Each person flows from situation to situation, drawn to those interactions where their cultural ca
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HM1111 .C64 2014
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non fiction
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Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
Interaction Ritual Chains
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  • Internal Ritual and Self-Solidarity
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I. Radical Microsociology; CHAPTER 1: The Program of Interaction Ritual Theory; Situation rather than Individual as Starting Point; Conflicting Terminologies; Traditions of Ritual Analysis; Subcognitive Ritualism; Functionalist Ritualism; Goffman's Interaction Ritual; The Code-Seeking Program; The Cultural Turn; Classic Origins of IR Theory in Durkheim's Sociology of Religion; The Significance of Interaction Ritual for General Sociological Theory; CHAPTER 2: The Mutual-Focus / Emotional-Entrainment Model
  • CHAPTER 3: Emotional Energy and the Transient EmotionsDisruptive and Long-Term Emotions, or Dramatic Emotions and Emotional Energy ; Interaction Ritual as Emotion Transformer; Stratified Interaction Rituals; Power Rituals; Status Rituals; Effects on Long-Term Emotions: Emotional Energy; Emotion Contest and Conflict Situations; Short-Term or Dramatic Emotions; Transformations from Short-Term Emotions into Long-Term EE; The Stratification of Emotional Energy; Appendix: Measuring Emotional Energy and Its Antecedents; CHAPTER 4: Interaction Markets and Material Markets
  • Problems of the Rational Cost-Benefit ModelThe Rationality of Participating in Interaction Rituals; The Market for Ritual Solidarity; Reinvestment of Emotional Energy and Membership Symbols; Match-Ups of Symbols and Complementarity of Emotions; Emotional Energy as the Common Denominator of Rational Choice; I. Material Production Is Motivated by the Need for Resources for Producing IRs; II. Emotional Energy Is Generated by Work-Situation IRs; III. Material Markets Are Embedded in an Ongoing Flow of IRs Generating Social Capital; Altruism; When Are Individuals Most Materially Self-Interested?
  • Ritual Ingredients, Processes, and OutcomesFormal Rituals and Natural Rituals; Failed Rituals, Empty Rituals, Forced Rituals; Is Bodily Presence Necessary?; The Micro-Process of Collective Entrainment in Natural Rituals; Conversational Turn-Taking as Rhythmic Entrainment; Experimental and Micro-Observational Evidence on Rhythmic Coordination and Emotional Entrainment; Joint Attention as Key to Development of Shared Symbols; Solidarity Prolonged and Stored in Symbols; The Creation of Solidarity Symbols in 9/11; Rules for Unraveling Symbols
  • The Bottom Line: EE-Seeking Constrained by Material ResourcesSociology of Emotions as the Solution to Rational Choice Anomalies; The Microsociology of Material Considerations; Situational Decisions without Conscious Calculation; CHAPTER 5: Internalized Symbols and the Social Process of Thinking; Methods for Getting Inside, or Back Outside; Intellectual Networks and Creative Thinking; Non-Intellectual Thinking; Anticipated and Reverberated Talk; Thought Chains and Situational Chains; The Metaphor of Dialogue among Parts of the Self; Verbal Incantations; Speeds of Thought
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  • (OCoLC)890982596
  • ebl1400851742

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