The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions

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Cambridge University Press, 10 sep. 2001 - 380 páginas
In The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions, William M. Reddy offers a theory of emotions which both critiques and expands upon recent research in the fields of anthropology and psychology. Exploring the links between emotion and cognition, between culture and emotional expression, Reddy applies this theory of emotions to the processes of history. He demonstrates how emotions change over time, how emotions have a very important impact on the course of events, and how different social orders either facilitate or constrain emotional life. In an investigation of Revolutionary France, where sentimentalism in literature and philosophy had promised a new and unprecedented kind of emotional liberty, Reddy's theory of emotions and historical change is successfully put to the test.
 

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Answers from Cognitive Psychology
3
Answers from Anthropology
34
Emotional Expression as a Type of Speech Act
63
Emotional Liberty
112
EMOTIONS IN HISTORY FRANCE 17001850
139
The Flowering of Sentimentalism 17001789
141
Sentimentalism in the Making of the French Revolution 17891815
173
Liberal Reason Romantic Passions 18151848
211
Personal Destinies Case Material of the Early Nineteenth Century
257
Conclusion
315
Detailed Review of Anomalous Cases from the Gazette des Tribunaux Sample
335
Detailed Review of Anomalous Cases from the Tribunal Civil de Versailles Sample
345
References
349
Index
369
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William M. Reddy is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, a Fellow of the National Humanities Centre, and a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is the author of three previous books: The Invisible Code: Honor and Sentiment in Postrevolutionary France, 1815-1848 (University of California Press, 1987); Money and Liberty in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historical Understanding (Cambridge University Press, 1987); The Rise of Market Culture: The Textile Trade and French Society, 1750-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 1984).

William M. Reddy is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, a Fellow of the National Humanities Centre, and a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is the author of three previous books: The Invisible Code: Honor and Sentiment in Postrevolutionary France, 1815-1848 (University of California Press, 1987); Money and Liberty in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historical Understanding (Cambridge University Press, 1987); The Rise of Market Culture: The Textile Trade and French Society, 1750-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 1984).

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