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

By Benjamin Lamb-Books

This e-book is an unique program of rhetoric and moral-emotions thought to the sociology of social activities. It promotes a brand new interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient of what social pursuits are, why they exist, and the way they achieve achieving momentum through the years. Deepening the affective size of cultural sociology, this paintings attracts upon the social psychology of human emotion and interpersonal verbal exchange. particularly, the ebook revolves round the subject of anger as a distinct 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 energy 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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