Answering the call for a sociological perspective on the multilevel social construction of emotion: A Comment on Boiger and Mesquita


Journal Article (Review)

Boiger and Mesquita (2012) present a social constructionist perspective on emotion that argues for its multilevel contextualization through social interactions, relationships, and culture. The present comments offer a response to the authors' call for input from other disciplines. We provide a sociological perspective on emotion construction at each of the contextual levels discussed by Boiger and Mesquita, and discuss a model that can address interdependencies between these levels. Our remarks are intended to identify additional literature that can be brought to bear on multilevel emotion construction and to put forward some ideas for future research on the subject. © 2012 The Author(s).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rogers, KB; Smith-Lovin, L

Published Date

  • July 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 232 - 233

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1754-0739

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1754073912439779

Citation Source

  • Scopus