Emotions as evaluative judgements: understanding volunteers’ evaluative feelings about things that matter to them

Sanghera, Balihar (2018) Emotions as evaluative judgements: understanding volunteers’ evaluative feelings about things that matter to them. Voluntary Sector Review, 9 (3). pp. 273-291. ISSN 2040-8064. E-ISSN 2040-8064. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1332/204080518X15394189861962) (Full text available)

Abstract

This article examines people’s emotional experience of volunteering. It offers an account of emotions as first person evaluative judgements about things that are important to people. People’s relation to the world is one of concern, and they continually have to monitor and evaluate how the things they care about are faring, and decide what to do. The article moves away from accounts that either treat emotions as merely subjective, or as only a product of social conventions. It will discuss how volunteers’ emotions are evaluative feelings about the nature of their voluntary tasks and roles, their social relationships with fellow volunteers, and their orientation to the world. It will also explore how social positions can affect emotions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: emotions, evaluations, volunteering, social positions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Balihar Sanghera
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 20:46 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 16:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69296 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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