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`As Me[inverted ci]strovi[ac]c rightly notes, the missing ingredient in most sociological theorising is the role of the emotions. In this respect, Postemotional Society exemplifies both the importance and the dilemmas involved in the sociological study of emotions in social life.... Drawing upon an eclectic variety of sources, from Durkheim to Baudrillard, Riesman to Ritzer, Doestoevsy to Orwell, Me[inverted ci]strovi[ac]c argues that modernity's diametrically opposed tendencies towards order and chaos have resulted in a new hybrid world of rationally ordered, McDonaldised emotions.... These issues are powerfully illustrated by Me[inverted ci]strovi[ac]c through a range of examples, including the postemotional packaging of the Balkan war and the O. J. Simpson trial; events which, he suggests, provide a `chrystal ball' into a disturbing future.... This is an insightful, thought-provoking book, which deserves a wide readership, but one which, for this reviewer at least, was too post-emotional by half.' - Simon J. Williams, University of Warwick in Sociology
Stjepan Mestrovic holds three degrees from Harvard University (in psychology, education, and theology) and a PhD in sociology from Syracuse University. He is the author of twenty books and numerous scholarly articles on classical and contemporary social theory, war crimes, and culture.