Unnatural Emotions Everyday Sentiments on a Micronesian Atoll and Their Challenge to Western Theory

ISBN-10: 0226497224
ISBN-13: 9780226497228
Edition: 74th 1988
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Description: "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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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 74th
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 281
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

"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

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Cultural Construction of Emotions
Paths to Ifaluk The Genesis of the Project Historical Routes to Ifaluk One Anthropological Road An Approach to the Cross-Cultural Study of Emotion
Two Cultural Views of Emotion and Self
Emotion, Thought, and Estrangement: Western Discourses on Feeling Emotion against Thought, Emotion against Estrangement Emotion as the Irrational Emotion as Unintended and Uncontrollable Act Emotion as Danger and Vulnerability Emotion as Physicality Emotion as Natural Fact Emotion as Subjectivity Emotion as Female Emotion as Value
The Ethnopsychological Contexts of Emotion: Ifaluk Beliefs about the Person Ethnopsychology as a Domain of Study Person, Self, and Other: Categories of Agents and Variation in Consciousness Explaining and Evaluating Behavior Conclusion
Need, Violation, and Danger: Three Emotions in Everyday Life
Need, Nurturance, and the Precariousness of Life on a Coral Atoll: The Emotion ofFago(Compasson/Love/Sadness) The Forms of Need and Nurturance Fagoas Maturity, Nurturance as Power Fago, Compassion, Love and Sadness: A Comparison of Two Emotional Meaning Systems Emotion Meaning and Material Conditions on a Coral Atoll
Morality, Domination, and the Emotion of "Justifiable Anger" Moral Anger and Ifaluk Values Domination and the Ideological Role of Justifiable Anger The Scene that Constitutes Justifiable Anger Anger, Song, Personal Restraint, and Moral Judgment Conclusion
The Cultural Construction of Danger The Nature of Danger Variations in the Perception of Threat The Things That Are Done with Fear
Conclusion: Emotional Theories The First Construction: Local Theories of Emotion The Second Construction: Foreign Observers and Their Emotion Theories The Third Construction: Culture and Ideology in Academic Emotion Theory
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index

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