Unnatural Emotions: Every Day Sentiments on a Micronesian Atoll and Their Challenge to Western Theory

Unnatural Emotions: Every Day Sentiments on a Micronesian Atoll and Their Challenge to Western Theory

by Catherine A. Lutz, Lutz
     
 

"An outstanding contribution to psychological anthropology. Its excellent ethnography and its provocative theory make it essential reading for all those concerned with the understanding of human emotions."--Karl G. Heider, American Anthropologist  See more details below

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"An outstanding contribution to psychological anthropology. Its excellent ethnography and its provocative theory make it essential reading for all those concerned with the understanding of human emotions."--Karl G. Heider, American Anthropologist

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An ethnography of emotional life on a Pacific island, a critique of the view of emotions that prevails in social-scientific and everyday thinking in the West, and a theoretical consideration of the problems of emotion and culture. Lutz argues that the Western concept of emotions is not universal, and suggests some of the social conditions that have helped that view emerge. A critical perspective on Western psychology, social science, and society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226497211
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.87(d)

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