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1st Edition

Mixed Emotions
Anthropological Studies of Feeling

ISBN 9781845200794
Published June 1, 2005 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Emotions are of increasing interest in all the human sciences. 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 tourists are drawn to monkey parks. 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.

Table of Contents

FINALIntroduction: Emotions in anthropologyMaruska Svasek, Queen's University BelfastChapter 1: Meaning, feeling and human ecologyKay Milton, Queen's Universiy BelfastChapter 2: Darwin on the expression of the emotions: the eclipse of a research programmePeter Bowler, Queen's University BelfastChapter 3: Being there: emotion and imagination in anthropologists' encountersElizabeth Tonkin, Professor Emerita, Queen's University BelfastChapter 4: Resentment as a sense of selfLisette Josephides, Queen's University BelfastChapter 5: Emotion, memory and religious rituals: an assessment of two theoriesHarvey Whitehouse, Queen's University BelfastChapter 6: When intuitive knowledge fails: emotion, art and resolutionPaul Sant Cassia, University of DurhamChapter 7: 'Catholics, Protestants and office workers from the town': the experience and negotiation of fear in Northern IrelandKaren D. Lysaght, Dublin Institute of TechnologyChapter 8: 'As if someone dear to me had died': intimate landscapes, political subjectivity, and the problem of a park in SardiniaTracey Heatherington, University of Wisconsin, USAChapter 9: Love, suffering and grief among Spanish Gitanos Paloma Gay y Blasco, University of St AndrewsChapter 10: Maternal feelings on monkey mountain: cross-species emotional affinity in JapanJohn Knight, Queen's University BelfastChapter 11: The politics of chosen trauma: expellee memories, emotions and identitiesMaruska Svasek, Queen's University BelfastAfterwordKay Milton, Queen's University Belfast

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Kay Milton is Head of the School of Anthropological Studies, Queens University Belfast.Maruska Svasek is a researcher in the School of Anthropological Studies, Queens University Belfast.