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Introduction: The Cultural Study of Mood and Meaning
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2007 (English)In: The Emotions: A Cultural Reader, Berg Publishers, Oxford , 2007Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This introductory chapter provides a critical review of the study of emotions in anthropology, sociology, psychology and cultural studies. It discusss cultural and social science research on emotions in relation to the major topics of the Reader: opening with the study of emotions in terms of culture, biology and ecology, and moving on to captivating cases of happiness, fear and envy, as well as to investigations into love and hate; anger, shame and grief, desire and expectations, and the emotional self and identity. Based on classic articles on emotions, the Reader applies a cross-cultural perspective which reveals a whole range of new issues in the study of emotions brought out in commissioned articles. This chapter offers an analytical synthesis of the study of emotions, which will show the force, richness and omnipresence of emotions in modern social life.

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Berg Publishers, Oxford , 2007.
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Social Anthropology Ethnology Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-10835ISBN: 978-1-84520-368-9OAI: diva2:177354
Available from: 2008-01-11 Created: 2008-01-11Bibliographically approved

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