Everyday Conceptions of Emotion: An Introduction to the Psychology, Anthropology and Linguistics of Emotion

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J.A. Russell, José-Miguel Fernández-Dols, Anthony S.R. Manstead, Jane C. Wellenkamp
Springer Science & Business Media, May 31, 1995 - Social Science - 585 pages
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In Everyday Conceptions of Emotion, prominent anthropologists, linguists and psychologists come together for the first time to discuss how emotions are conceptualised by people of different cultures and ages, speaking different languages. Anger, fear, jealousy and emotion itself are concepts that are bound up with the English language, embedded in a way of thinking, acting and speaking. At the same time, the metaphors underlying such concepts are often similar across languages, and children of different cultures follow common developmental pathways. The book thus discusses the interplay of social and cultural factors that humans share in their development of an understanding of the affective side of their lives.
For researchers interested in emotion, development of concepts and language, cultural and linguistic influences on psychological processes.
 

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Contents

A semantic perspective
17
Metaphor and the fold understanding of anger
49
Everyday conceptions of being emotional
73
Prototype analysis of emotion terms in Palau Micronesia
85
A Prototype Approach
103
Emotions and emotion words
121
Everyday concepts of emotions following everyotherday errors in joint plans
145
Ethnotheories of Emotion
169
The Development of Childrens Understanding of Negative Reflexive Social Emotions
333
Development Constraints on Emotion Categories
353
Childrens Understanding of the Strategic Control of Negative Emotions
373
A Cultural Critique
391
Social Psychological Perspectives on Laypersons Theories of Emotions
399
A Study in Mexico Chile Belgium and the Basque Country Spain
415
Jealousy
435
Emotion Concepts as a Function of Gender
457

The notso egocentric self laid bare
181
Lessons from a personal retrospective
203
The politics of emotion in Nukulaelae gossip
221
Performing theory in a Fiji Indian community
241
A Sociolinguistic approach to emotion concepts in a Senegalese community
251
A case study from Toraja Indonesia
267
The Childs Concept of Emotion
283
Evidence from English Speakers
289
Childrens Understanding of Emotion
315
The Social Sharing of Emotions as a Source for the Social Knowledge of Emotion
475
The Role of Social Sharing
491
Everyday Conceptions about Spontaneous Facial Behavior
505
Implications for Culture Self and Emotion
523
Final Session
553
The Appeal and Pitfalls of CrossDisciplinary Dialogues
559
Afterword
571
Index
575
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