The Emotions: A Cultural Reader

The Emotions: A Cultural Reader

By: Helena Wulff (editor)Paperback

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Emotions are a loaded topic. From love and hate to grief, fear and envy, emotions are increasingly understood as driving forces in social life. The Emotions: A Cultural Reader applies a cross-cultural perspective on emotions. It examines the fact that emotions are socially and culturally constructed, while highlighting problems of comparison and translation of local terms and emotional experiences. Are emotions cultural or universal? To what extent are there culturally distinct emotions? The Emotions closes the traditional Western gap where emotions are separated from rationality and thought: the heart versus mind debate. By presenting both classic essays and new cutting-edge chapters from anthropology, sociology and psychology with important contributions from philosophy and neuroscience, the volume connects a rich range of cross-cultural studies to form a thriving interdisciplinary debate on emotions.

About Author

Helena Wulff is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden.


Introduction: Into the Mood, Helena Wulff I. Exploring Emotions Preface, Helena Wulff 1. Emotion Talk Across Cultures, Paul Heelas 2. Emotion, Thought, and Estrangement: Emotion as a Cultural Category, Catherine Lutz 3. Emotions, Feelings and Hedonics in the Human Brain, Morten L. Kringelbach 4. Emotion (or Life, the Universe, Everything), Kay Milton 5. Can Happiness be Taught?, Martin E. P. Seligman 6. Exploring the Managed Heart, Arlie Russell Hochschild 7. -Catholics, Protestants and Office Workers from the Town-: The Experience and Negotiation of Fear in Northern Ireland, Karen D. Lysaght 8. Emotions in Academia, Billy Ehn and Orvar Lofgren 9. The Cartesian Divide of the Nation-State: Emotion and Bureaucratic Logic, Don Handelman II. Love and Hate Preface, Helena Wulff 10. Shifting Politics in Bedouin Love Poetry, Lila Abu-Lughod 11. Perilous Passions: Romantic Love and Love Magic in Russia, Galina Lindquist 12. Relations with the Imagined Child: The Emotionality of Becoming an Adoptive Parent in Norway, Signe Howell 13. Knowledge and the Practice of Love and Hate Among the Enxet of Paraguay, Stephen W. Kidd III. Anger, Shame and Grief Preface, Helena Wulff 14. Getting Angry: The Jamesian Theory of Emotion in Anthropology, Robert C. Solomon 15. The Shame of Headhunters and the Autonomy of Self, Michelle Z. Rosaldo 16. Grief and a Headhunter's Rage: On the Cultural Force of Emotions, Renato Rosaldo 17. Moving Corpses: Emotions and Subject-Object Ambiguity, Maruska Svasek IV. Desire and Expectations Preface, Helena Wulff 18. -Cool Play': Emotionality in Dance as a Resource in Senegalese Urban Women's Associations, Helene Neveu Kringelbach 19. The Emotional Life of Gay Men: Observations from New York, Moshe Shokeid 20. From Rational Calculation to Sensual Experience: The Marketing of Emotions in Advertising, Timothy D. Malefyt 21. Emotional Baggage: The Meaning/Feeling Debate Amongst Tourists, Jonathan Skinner V. The Emotional Self and Identity Preface, Helena Wulff 22. Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali, Clifford Geertz 23. Emotions and the Self: A Theory of Personhood and Political Order Among Pintupi Aborigines, Fred R. Myers 24. Rachel's Emotional Life: Movement and Identity, Nigel Rapport Afterword, Robert A. LeVine

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  • ISBN13: 9781845203689
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781845203689
  • weight: 677
  • ISBN10: 1845203682

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