Emotions in context: Revolutionary accelerators, hope, moral outrage, and other emotions in the making of Nicaragua's revolution
19 February 2020
Author: Reed, Jean-Pierre
Date of Publication: 2004
Publication: Theory and society 33: 653-703, 2004. Springer
Purpose of the study
This study wants to understanding the role of emotions in the making of revolution during the insurrectionary period in Nicaragua. Explore how moral outrage and hope are connected to revolutionary accelerators; the conflictual event-context from which revolutionary actors emerge.
This study is empirical/theoretical, using interviews and oral history.
This study is about the “emotional context”/”breeding ground” for mobilization and radicalization to action
Moral outrage and hope are typical dominant emotions connected to revolutionary accelerators. The root causes of mobilization contexts are more immediate than those of revolution as a “macro event”. This requires that we examine the actual conditions of protest mobilization as “micro-events” with their own distinct “effect”.
Key words: moral outrage, political violence, revolution, radicalization, mobilization, Nicaragua