E. Doyle McCarthy
Professor Emerita of Sociology and American Studies
441 E. Fordham Road
Dealy Hall Rm. 405A
Bronx, New York 10458
Classical Social Theory, Theories of Culture & Knowledge, Contemporary Social Theories (Graduate), Contemporary Social & Political Theory (Honors), Sociological Theories, Identity & Community in American Culture (American Studies), Dilemmas of the Modern & Postmodern Self (Senior Values), Ethics of Modern Selfhood
E. Doyle McCarthy, Professor Emerita of Sociology and American Studies at Fordham University, is a sociologist working in the fields of the sociology of knowledge and culture and in the interdisciplinary field of emotion studies. McCarthy’s current research is on the culture of emotions in contemporary life in the U.S. She is a member of the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) and served on its executive committee from 2004 to 2007. Since 2007, she serves on the Advisory Board of the international journal LA CRITICA SOCIOLOGICA (Comitato scientifio). She currently serves as a member of Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education.
Books in Print
E. Doyle McCarthy. Emotional Lives: Dramas of Identity in an Age of Mass Media Cambridge University Press. 2017
E. Doyle McCarthy, editor of Franco Ferrarotti's Social Theory for Old and New Modernities: Essays on Society and Culture, 1976-2005. Lexington books, 2007.
E. Doyle McCarthy. Knowledge As Culture: The New Sociology of Knowledge . New York & London: Routledge, 1996.
David D. Franks & E. Doyle McCarthy. The Sociology of Emotions: Original Essays & Research Papers. JAI Press, 1989.
Journal and E-journal Articles
E. Doyle McCarthy (with R.S. Perinbanayagam), "Interactions and the Drama of Engagement", Norman K. Denzin,
(ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Volume 39), Emerald Group Publishing Limited:191-224.
"Is Freud Necessary?" Review essay of Philip Manning's Freud and American Sociology. 2007 Symbolic Interaction Vol. 30, 4: 613-617.
"Sociology of Knowledge." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 11 vols. 2006 (pp. 2482-2485) and online 2007. Edited by George Ritzer. www.sociologyencyclopedia.com
"Gay Moral Discourse: Gay Men Talk About Identity, Sex, and Commitment. " Studies in Symbolic Interaction 26, April-May 2005. 379-408.
Articles and Papers: Sociology of Emotions
“Emotional Performances as Dramas of Authenticity.” 2009. Pp. 241-255, Ch. 15 in Phillip Vannini & Patrick Williams (eds.), Authenticity in Culture, Self, and Society. Ashgate Publishing. London.
“Public Displays of Emotion Today: Changing Forms of Memorializing Death and Disaster.” Columbia University, New York. Seminar on Contents & Methods. February 14, 2007.
“The Emotions: Senses of the Modern Self,” 2002 Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Austrian Journal of Sociology), Special Issue on the Sociology of the Senses (Sociologie der Sinne), (Vol. 27, No. 2): 30-49.
“The Social Construction of Emotions: New Directions from Culture Theory.” In Social Perspectives on Emotions: A Research Annual edited by W. Wentworth and J. Ryan. Vol. 2, 1994: 267-279.
“Emotions are Social Things: An Essay in the Sociology of Emotions.” Chapter 3 in D. D. Franks and E. D. McCarthy, editors. The Sociology of Emotions. JAI Press, Greenwich, CT. 1989:51-72.