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The Social Consequences of Collective Emotions: National Identification, Solidarity, and Out-Group Derogation

Manuela Beyer, Christian von Scheve, Sven Ismer – 2014

This chapter elaborates on various effects of collective emotions on larger social units with a special emphasis on nations and the imagined national community. Based on Durkheim’s theoretical framework, we discuss empirical evidence regarding influence of collective emotions on national identification and emotional climate, on the perception of national symbols, and on the rejection and derogation of out-groups. Empirical evidence largely supports a positive association of collective emotions with national identification, emotional climate, and the perception of national symbols. Results on out-group derogation and rejection, however, are less conclusive.

Title
The Social Consequences of Collective Emotions: National Identification, Solidarity, and Out-Group Derogation
Publisher
Routledge
Location
New York
Date
2014
Relation
Appeared in
Sullivan, G. (Ed.): Understanding Collective Pride and Group Identity. New York: Routledge, 67-79
Language
eng
Type
Text