The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions / Edition 1

The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions / Edition 1

by William M. Reddy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521004721

ISBN-13: 9780521004725

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Navigation of Feeling critiques recent psychological and anthropological research on emotions. William M. Reddy offers a new theory of emotions and historical change, drawing on research from many academic disciplines. This new theory makes it possible to see how emotions change over time, how emotions have a very important impact on the shape of history, and

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The Navigation of Feeling critiques recent psychological and anthropological research on emotions. William M. Reddy offers a new theory of emotions and historical change, drawing on research from many academic disciplines. This new theory makes it possible to see how emotions change over time, how emotions have a very important impact on the shape of history, and how different social orders either facilitate emotional life or make it more difficult. This theory is fully explored in a case study of the French Revolution.

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ISBN-13:
9780521004725
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. What are Emotions?: 1. Answers from cognitive psychology; 2. Answers from anthropology; 3. Emotional expression as a type of speech act; 4. Emotional liberty; Part II. Emotions in History: France 1700–1850: 5. The flowering of sentimentalism (1700–89); 6. Sentimentalism in the making of the French Revolution (1789–1815); 7. Liberal reason, romantic passions (1815–48); 8. Personal destinies: case material of the early nineteenth century; Conclusion; Appendix A: detailed review of anomalous cases from the Gazette des Tribunaux sample; Appendix B: detailed review of anomalous cases from the Tribunal Civil de Versailles sample; References; Index.

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