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  1. Jack Barbalet (2014). The Structure of Guanxi: Resolving Problems of Network Assurance. Theory and Society 43 (1):51-69.
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  2. Jack Barbalet (2013). Greater Self, Lesser Self: Dimensions of Self‐Interest in Chinese Filial Piety. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 43 (4).
    While self-interest is depreciated in Confucian ethics the processes of family relations in traditional China are animated by the self-interested actions of family members. The paper outlines the Confucian ideology of filial piety which is commensurate with the governance of family life organized hierarchically and through the senior male's management of the joint-family's collective property. The structure, operations and principles of membership in traditional Chinese families are indicated, highlighting the tensions within them between consanguinity and conjugality and their material bases. (...)
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  3. Jack Barbalet (2011). Emotions Beyond Regulation: Backgrounded Emotions in Science and Trust. Emotion Review 3 (1):36-43.
    Emotions are understood sociologically as experiences of involvement. Emotion regulation influences the type, incidence, and expression of emotions. Regulation occurs through physical processes prior to an emotions episode, through social interaction in which a person’s emotions are modified due to the reactions of others to them, and by a person’s self-modification or management of emotions which they are consciously aware of. This article goes on to show that there are emotions which the emoting subject is not consciously aware of. Therefore, (...)
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  4. Jack Barbalet (2009). A Characterization of Trust, and its Consequences. Theory and Society 38 (4):367-382.
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  5. Jack Barbalet (2007). The Moon Before the Dawn : A Seventeenth Century Precursor of Smith's the Theory of Moral Sentiments. In Geoff Cockfield, Ann Firth & John Laurent (eds.), New Perspectives on Adam Smith's the Theory of Moral Sentiments. E. Elgar. 84--105.
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  6. Jack Barbalet (2005). Weeping and Transformations of Self. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 35 (2):125–141.
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  7. Jack Barbalet (2004). Consciousness, Emotions and Science. In Jonathan H. Turner (ed.), Advances in Group Processes, Vol 21: Theory and Research on Human Emotions. Elsevier Science. 245-272.
  8. Jack Barbalet (2004). Hypothesis, Faith, and Commitment: William James' Critique of Science. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 34 (3):213–230.
    William James is remembered as the philosopher of pragmatism, but he was principally the founder of modern scientific psychology. During the period of his most intense scientific involvement James developed a trenchant critique of science. This was not a rejection of science but an attempt to identify limitations of the contemporary conceptualization of science. In particular, James emphasized the failure of science to understand its basis in human emotions. James developed a scientific theory of emotions in which the importance of (...)
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