ERIC Number: EJ963751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Changing "Emotional Regimes": Their Impact on Beliefs and Values in Some Older Women
Eccles, Janet B.
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v33 n1 p11-21 2012
In common with a number of recent studies of religious change that have taken a gendered approach, this article takes older women as its focus and considers the role the emotions play in religious change, adopting Riis and Woodhead's new conceptual framework of religious emotion. Emotions, they argue, are not merely private, personal and subjective inner states. Rather, emotions are constructed in the interplay between social agents "and" structures, including those found within religion. They are also found in the ever-changing relations with complexes of cultural symbols and material settings. This triangulated relationship seldom remains static because the connections--and disconnections--between self, society and symbols alter as emotional ordering is continuously produced and reproduced with adaptations to changing circumstances. They also argue, and as we shall see, the interaction of emotional regimes with power is an important part of the analysis.
Descriptors: Females, Religious Factors, Catholics, Beliefs, Older Adults, Role, Emotional Response, Guidelines, Social Structure, Religion, Power Structure, Social Change, Christianity, Churches, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)