Mixed emotions

anthropological studies of feeling


Author: Kay Milton,Maruška Svašek

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845200787

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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In the past two decades, a growing number of anthropologists have explored emotional dynamics in a variety of geographic and cultural settings, and have developed various, at times conflicting, theories of emotion. This book fills a major gap by providing a concise introduction to the anthropology of emotions that outlines some of the major themes and controversies. Drawing on fieldwork undertaken in Europe, Japan and Melanesia, the authors explore how consciousness, memory, identity and politics are intimately related to emotional processes. A broad range of case studies covers such topics as how fear is managed in Belfast, how Spanish gypsies grieve and why Japanese mountain villagers are afraid of monkeys. This book will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand the formative impact emotions have on culture and society in an increasingly globalized world.

Emotions and Human Mobility

Ethnographies of Movement


Author: Maruška Svašek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135704678

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 9154

This book provides insights into the emotional dimensions of human mobility. Drawing on findings and theoretical discussions in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, linguistics, migration studies, human geography and political science, the authors offer interdisciplinary perspectives on a highly topical debate, asking how 'emotions' can be conceptualised as a tool to explore human mobility. Emotions and Human Mobility investigates how emotional processes are shaped by migration, and vice versa. To what extent are people’s feelings about migration influenced by structural possibilities and constraints such as immigration policies or economic inequality? How do migrants interact emotionally with the people they meet in the receiving countries, and how do they attach to new surroundings? How do they interact with 'the locals', with migrants from other countries, and with migrants from their own homeland? How do they stay in touch with absent kin? The volume focuses on specific cases of migration within Europe, intercontinental mobility, and diasporic dynamics. Critically engaging with the affective turn in the study of migration, Emotions and Human Mobility will be highly relevant to scholars involved in current theoretical debates on human mobility. Providing grounded ethnographic case studies that show how theory arises from concrete historical cases, the book is also highly accessible to students of courses on globalisation, migration, transnationalism and emotion. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie

Jahrbuch 5/2017: Lebensspanne 2.0


Author: Gerald Hartung,Matthias Herrgen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658195568

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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Diese Ausgabe der Interdisziplinären Anthropologie greift das Thema der möglichen biotechnischen Verlängerung der Lebenszeit auf. Der Hauptbeitrag im Diskursteil des Bandes geht von zentralen anthropologischen Grundbestimmungen wie das Wissen um die Sterblichkeit, um die Endlichkeit und die Kürze unserer Lebensspanne aus und beantwortet vor diesem Hintergrund die Frage, was es für eine menschliche Person bedeuten könnte, sehr viel mehr Zeit zur Verfügung zu haben, und welche möglichen Auswirkungen dies auf die Qualität eines humanen Daseins haben könnte. Repliken aus zahlreichen Fachdisziplinen ergänzen und erweitern den Beitrag um die interdisziplinäre Perspektive. Zwei wissenschaftliche Aufsätze (peer reviewed), Berichte aus der Community, aktuelle Rezensionen und eine Erinnerung an C. F. Weizsäckers geschichtliche Anthropologie bilden die zweite Hälfte dieses Jahrbuches.

The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies


Author: Irena Ateljevic,Annette Pritchard,Nigel Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136358609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 7965

New approaches to tourism study demonstrate a notable ‘critical turn’ – a shift in thought that emphasises interpretative and critical modes of tourism inquiry. The chapters in this volume reflect this emerging critical school of tourism studies and represent a coordinated effort of tourism scholars whose work engages innovative research methodologies. Since such work has been dispersed across a variety of tourism-related and other research fields, this book responds to a pressing need to consolidate recent advances in a single text. Adopting a broad definition of ‘criticality’, the contributors seek to find ‘fresh’ ways of theorising tourism by locating the phenomenon in its wider political, economic, cultural and social contexts. The collection addresses the power relations underpinning the production of academic knowledge; presents a range of qualitative data collection methods which confront the field’s dominant (post)positivist approaches; foregrounds the emotional dynamics of research relations and explores the personal, the political and the situated nature of research journeys. The book has been divided into two parts, with the essays in the first part establishing a context-specific framework for engaging philosophical and theoretical debates in contemporary tourism enquiry. The second set of essays then present, discuss and critique specific methodologies, research techniques, methods of interpretation and writing strategies, all of which are in some sense illustrative of ‘critical’ tourism research. Contributors range from postgraduate students to established academics and are drawn from both the geopolitical margins and the ‘powerbases’ of the tourism academy. Their various relationships with the English-speaking academy thus range from relative ‘outsider’ to well-positioned ‘insider’ and as a result, their essays are reflective of a range of locations within the complexly spun web of academic power relations and social divisions.

How do we know? Evidence, Ethnography, and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge


Author: Liana Chua,Casey High

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443810290

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 8862

Since its inception, modern anthropology has stood at the confluence of two mutually constitutive modes of knowledge production: participant-observation and theoretical analysis. This unique combination of practice and theory has been the subject of recurrent intellectual and methodological debate, raising questions that strike at the very heart of the discipline. How Do We Know? is a timely contribution to emerging debates that seek to understand this relationship through the theme of evidence. Incorporating a diverse selection of case studies ranging from the Tibetan emotion of shame to films of Caribbean musicians, it critically addresses such questions as: What constitutes viable “anthropological evidence”? How does evidence generated through small-scale, intensive periods of participant-observation challenge or engender abstract theoretical models? Are certain types of evidence inherently “better” than others? How have recent interdisciplinary collaborations and technological innovations altered the shape of anthropological evidence? Extending a long-standing tradition of reflexivity within the discipline, the contributions to this volume are ethnographically-grounded and analytically ambitious meditations on the theme of evidence. Cumulatively, they challenge the boundaries of what anthropologists recognise and construct as evidence, while pointing to its thematic and conceptual potential in future anthropologies.

Consensus and Dissent

Negotiating Emotion in the Public Space


Author: Anne Storch

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027265925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 4754

This book is the result of intensive and continued discussions about the social role of language and its conceptualisations in societies other than Northern (European-American) ones. Language as a means of expressing as well as evoking both interiority and community has been in the focus of these discussions, led among linguists, anthropologists, and Egyptologists, and leading to a collection of essays that provide studies that transcend previously considered approaches. Its contributions are in particular interested in understanding how the attitude of the individual towards societal processes and strategies of norming is negotiated emotionally, and how individual interests and attitudes can be articulated. Discourses on public spaces are in the focus, in order to analyse those strategies that are employed to articulate dissent (for example, in the sense of face-threatening acts). This raises a number of questions on the spatial and public situatedness of emotions and language: How is the public space dealt with and reflected in language as property, heritage, and as a part of ascribed identities? Which role do emotions play in this space? How is emotion employed there as part of place making in relation to identity constructions? What is the connection between emotion, performance and emblematic spaces and places? Which opportunities of the violation of norms and transgression do such public spaces offer to actors and speakers? These questions intend to address the communicative representation of core cultural processes and concepts.

Anthropological Fieldwork

A Relational Process


Author: Dimitrina Spencer,James Peter Davies

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Anthropologists are affected by and affect others through emotional engagement; they manage emotions or allow them to unfold as vehicles of understanding. The contributors to this volume argue that participant observation is an embodied relational process mediated by emotions. If fieldwork is to attain its fullest potential, emotional reflexivity must complement the wider reflexive task of anthropologists. This makes particular demands on the training of anthropologists, and the contributors to this volume propose new ways of practising emotional reflexivity (such as radical empiricism) that enhance anthropological knowledge. Emotions in anthropology are explored from a variety of methodological and theoretical standpoints, drawing on fieldwork in Nepal, the UK, Taiwan, Russia, India and the Philippines.

The Emotions

A Cultural Reader


Author: Helena Wulff

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845203689

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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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.


Politics and Emotions in Central and Eastern Europe


Author: Maruška Svašek

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455598

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 8902

In many parts of post-socialist Europe the tumultuous political and economic developments have generated strong emotions, ranging from hope and euphoria to disappointment, envy, disillusionment, sorrow, loneliness, and hatred. Yet these aspects have been largely neglected in analyses of the profound transformations that have taken place in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990. Based on a wide variety of ethnographic case studies focusing on Russian, Siberian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Czech, and Polish communities, this volume proves the significance of emotions to post-socialist political processes as an inherent part of the transformations and sheds new light on the impact of local, national, and transnational political forces that have given rise to the resurgence of nationalist sentiments, increasing poverty and marginalization, conflicts arising from the restitution of state property, constitutional changes, and economic deprivation.


opening doorways to other realities through the senses


Author: Lynne Hume

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845201456

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 195

View: 6174

Art Rules analyses Bourdieu's work on the visual arts to provide the first overview of his theory of culture and aesthetics.

Loving Nature

Towards an Ecology of Emotion


Author: Kay Milton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415253536

Category: Nature

Page: 182

View: 4977

InLoving NatureKay Milton considers why some people in western societies grow up to be nature lovers, actively concerned about the welfare and future of plants, animals, ecosystems and nature in general, while others seem indifferent or intent on destroying these things. Drawing on findings and ideas from anthropology, psychology, cognitive science and philosophy, the author discusses how we come to understand nature as we do, and above all, how we develop emotional commitments to it. The author argues that the conventional opposition between emotion and rationality in western culture is a myth, the effect of which has been to exclude from public decision making the kind of emotional attachments that support more environmentally sensitive ways of living.

European religious cultures

essays offered to Christopher Brooke on the occasion of his eightieth birthday


Author: Miri Rubin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905165407

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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Emotion Talk Across Corpora


Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3086

This book offers new insights into how English speakers talk about their own and others' emotions. Using statistical evidence and corpus-linguistic methods, but also qualitative text analyses, the author examines how expressions that describe emotions are employed in a large corpus of conversational, newspaper, fictional and academic English.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Understanding Muslim Identity

Rethinking Fundamentalism


Author: Gabriele Marranci

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 5506

In this timely book, Marranci critically surveys the available theories on Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Rejecting essentialism and cultural reductionism, the book suggests that identity and emotion play an essential role in the phenomenon that has been called fundamentalism.

Cultivating Rights

Russia's Rights Defenders and the Interstices of Formal and Informal Morality


Author: Patrik Lundh (K.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: 628

View: 5701