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Doing emotions history / edited by Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns.

  • Matt, Susan J. (Susan Jipson), 1967-
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About this work


"How do emotions change over time? When is hate honorable? What happens when "love" is translated into different languages? Such questions are now being addressed by historians who trace how emotions have been expressed and understood in different cultures throughout history. Doing Emotions History explores the history of feelings such as love, joy, grief, nostalgia as well as a wide range of others, bringing together the latest and most innovative scholarship on the history of the emotions. Spanning the globe from Asia and Europe to North America, the book provides a crucial overview of this emerging discipline. An international group of scholars reviews the field's current status and variations, addresses many of its central debates, provides models and methods, and proposes an array of possibilities for future research. Emphasizing the field's intersections with anthropology, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, data-mining, and popular culture, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates the affecting potential of doing emotions history. Contributors are John Corrigan, Pam Epstein, Nicole Eustace, Norman Kutcher, Brent Malin, Susan Matt, Darrin McMahon, Peter N. Stearns, and Mark Steinberg. "--


Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]

Physical description

217 pages ; 23 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Modern patterns in emotions history / Peter N. Stearns -- Recovering the invisible : methods for the historical study of the emotions / Susan J. Matt -- The skein of Chinese emotions history / Norman Kutcher -- Emotions history in Eastern Europe / Mark D. Steinberg -- Finding joy in the history of emotions / Darrin M. McMahon -- Advertising for love : matrimonial advertisements and public courtship / Pamela Epstein -- Religion and emotions / John Corrigan -- Emotion and political change / Nicole Eustace -- Media, messages, and emotions / Brenton J. Malin -- Afterword / Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns.



  • English

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  • 9780252038051
  • 0252038053