Ordinary Relationships

A Sociological Study of Emotions, Reflexivity and Culture

  • Julie Brownlie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: The Death of Ordinary Relationships?

  3. Part I

  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Julie Brownlie
      Pages 69-105
    3. Julie Brownlie
      Pages 106-128
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Julie Brownlie
      Pages 131-149
    3. Julie Brownlie
      Pages 175-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 224-258

About this book


Recent theorizing tends to position ordinary relationships as something we have lost, yet the nature of these relationships is not seriously engaged with. Drawing on rich empirical data, this book questions epochal claims about contemporary emotional lives, setting out to be explicit about the nature of ordinary relationships.


Sociology of emotions reflexivity emotions culture unspoken ordinary lives researching emotional lives emotion nature sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Julie Brownlie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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