Introduction.- Loyalty and Theories of Emotion.- Elements of Loyalty.- Family Loyalty.- National Loyalty.- Sport and Loyalty.- Cultural Loyalty.- Conclusion.- Epilogue.
Specifically, this book explains loyalties: why we have them and what they do for us and society. It also places loyalty into the study of emotions such as trust and shame. By drawing on current theories and current and historical examples this book clearly establishes the components of loyalty and its place with in the theories of emotion. Additionally it develops the theoretical understanding of emotions by taking a previously ignored - yet highly topical - emotion and placing it within the theoretical perspective.
The field of loyalty has not been addressed directly by emotions theorists though it is an attractive subject for researchers in a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, business and economics
Explains loyalties: why we have them and what they do for us and society
Incorporates contemporary as well as historical examples