Public Emotions

Hardcover | December 14, 2006

EditorP. Perri

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Emotions are central to our practices and understanding of public life. This book examines the political, social and personal consequences of public emotions in relation to conflict, ritual, social classification, collective life, identity, memory and power. A multidisciplinary collaboration between psychotherapists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, and cultural theorists, Public Emotions showcases cutting edge thought on the emotional character of public life in many continents and contexts.

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Emotions are central to our practices and understanding of public life. This book examines the political, social and personal consequences of public emotions in relation to conflict, ritual, social classification, collective life, identity, memory and power. A multidisciplinary collaboration between psychotherapists, anthropologists, s...

PERRI 6 is Professor of Social Policy at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has published over twenty books. Much of his work has used the neo-Durkheimian institutional approach. His most recent publications include Beyond 'delivery': Policy Implementation as Sense-Making and Settlement, Managing Networks of Twenty First Century Orga...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007198

ISBN - 13:9780230007192

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Introduction * PART 1: EMOTIONS, CONFLICT AND SETTLEMENT: A NEW DURKHEIMIAN APPROACH * Rituals Elicit Emotions to Define and Shape Public Life: A Neo-Durkheimian Theory--Perri 6 * The Emotions at War: Atrocity as Piacular Rite in Sierra Leone--P.Richards * Public Emotion in a Colonial Context: A Case of Spirit-Writing in Taiwan Under Japanese Occupation--S.Feuchtwang * PART 2: INTRAPSYCHIC AND 'PUBLIC' EMOTIONS * Anxiety, Mass Crisis and 'The Other'--H.Joffe * Another Repressed Returns: The Re-Branding of German Psychoanalysis--* S.Frosh * Surface Tensions: Emotion, Conflict and the Social Containment of Dangerous Knowledge--A.Cooper * Private Solutions to Public Problems? Psychoanalysis and the Emotions--M.Rustin * PART 3: CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL FORMATIONS OF EMOTION * Theory and Affect: Undivided Worlds--S.Radstone * Feeling Entitled: HIV, Entitlement Feelings and Citizenship--C.Squire * The Future is Not There for the Making: Enduring Colonialism, Shame and Silence--A.Treacher * Index