Steve Derné has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.
For more information, visit Steve Derné's Curriculum Vitae.
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:40pm-3:10pm
Other hours available by appointment
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Derné, Steve. 2023."Tantra and Technology: Practicing Wonder in Daily Life (Eat, Walk, Love, See)." Motilal Banarasidass
Derné, Steve. 2017. "Sociology of Well-Being. Lessons From India." Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Derné, Steve. 2008. "Globalization on the Ground. Media and the Transformation of Culture, Class, and Gender in India." Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Derné, Steve. 2000. "Movies, Masculinity, and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men's Film going in India." Greenwood Press
Derné, Steve. 1995. "Culture in Action: Family Life, Emotion, and Male Dominance in Banaras, India." SUNY Press
- Well Being
- Mystic Experiences, Peak Experiences & Supernatural Encounters
- Himalayan Cultures
- Pacific Islands
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SOCL 358: Sociology of Emotions
This course examines how emotions and emotional culture are an important influence on social behavior, how social institutions shape human emotions, how emotions vary historically and cross-culturally, and how particular emotional norms disadvantage particular categories of people. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. Offered every year
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