Emotion management and collective action: Emotions in the arena of political struggle

Tipo: artículo

Año: 2018

Autor: Alice Poma y Tommaso Gravante

Resumen: The article provides an analysis of three emotion management strategies in collective action. From the analysis of indepth interviews with a Mexican group that is defending a forest, we will present the role of emotion management to avoid activists' burnout. This article will analyze the management of fears, which has found greater attention in the analysis of collective action in repressive contexts, but also how the subjects handle powerlessness and hopelessness. The aim of this paper is to contribute to understanding the role of emotion management in social movements, showing how emotions are central elements in the arena of political struggle.


DOI: 10.24201/es.2018v36n108.1612


Laboratorio Interinstitucional del Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales  y del Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades
de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales