The History of Emotions: An Introduction

Hardcover | February 11, 2015

byJan Plamper

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The history of emotions is one of the fastest growing fields in current historical debate, and this is the first book-length introduction to the field, synthesizing the current research, and offering direction for future study. The History of Emotions is organized around the debate betweensocial constructivist and universalist theories of emotion that has shaped most emotions research in a variety of disciplines for more than a hundred years: social constructivists believe that emotions are largely learned and subject to historical change, while universalists insist on thetimelessness and pan-culturalism of emotions. In historicizing and problematizing this binary, Jan Plamper opens emotions research beyond constructivism and universalism; he also maps a vast terrain of thought about feelings in anthropology, philosophy, sociology, linguistics, art history, politicalscience, the life sciences - from nineteenth-century experimental psychology to the latest affective neuroscience - and history, from ancient times to the present day.

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The history of emotions is one of the fastest growing fields in current historical debate, and this is the first book-length introduction to the field, synthesizing the current research, and offering direction for future study. The History of Emotions is organized around the debate betweensocial constructivist and universalist theories...

Jan Plamper is Professor of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He obtained a BA from Brandeis University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, after which he taught at the University of Tubingen and from 2008 to 2012 was a Dilthey Fellow at the Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Huma...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:February 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

History and Feeling: An IntroductionWhat Is Emotion?Who Has Emotion?Where Is Emotion?Do Emotions Have a History?What Sources Might We Use in Writing the History of Emotions?1. The History of the History of EmotionsLucien Febvre and the History of EmotionsThe History of Emotions Prior to FebvreThe History of Emotions in the Time of Febvre and After9/11 and the History of EmotionsBarbara H. Rosenwein and Emotional Communities2. Social Constructivism: AnthropologyThe Varieties of EmotionsEmotions in Travel Writings and Early AnthropologyEmotions in the Anthropological ClassicsEarly Anthropology of Emotions in the 1970sThe Linguistic Turn and Social ConstructivismSocial Constructivism besides Rosaldo, Abu-Lughod, and LutzThe Social Constructivist Anthropology of Emotions: Some Preliminary ConclusionsThe 1990s I: The Anthropology of Emotions after Social ConstructivismThe 1990s II: The Supersession of the Duality Social Constructivism-Universalism?Recent Universalist Anthropology of Emotions3. Universalism: Life SciencesPaul Ekman and Basic EmotionsRoad Map for Chapter ThreeCharles Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), or, How One Book Became a Battlefield between Social Constructivists and UniversalistsThe Beginnings of Psychological Research into Emotions, or, How Feelings, Passions, and Changes of Mood Migrated from Theology to Psychology and in the Process Became 'Emotions'Emotion Laboratories and Laboratory Emotions, or, on the Birth of Psychological Conceptions of Emotion from the Experimental SpiritHow Ideas of Social Order also Ordered the Interior of the BrainResearch into the Emotional Response of the BrainFreud's Missing Theory of FeelingThe Boom in the Psychology of Emotion from the 1960s OnwardA Synthetic Cognitive-Physiological Theory of Emotion: The Schachter-Singer ModelEvaluating Emotions: Cognitive Psychology and Appraisal ModelsThe Neurosciences, fMRI Scanning and Other Imaging ProceduresJoseph LeDoux and the Two Roads to FearAntonio R. Damasio and the Somatic Marker HypothesisGiacomo Rizzolatti, Vittorio Gallese, Marco Iacoboni, Mirror Neurons, and Social EmotionsOn the Shoulders of Dwarves, or, The Neurosciences as a 'Trojan Horse' for the Human and Social SciencesAffectarians of All Lands, Unite! The Neurosciences as Represented by Hardt, Negri, and Co.Borrowings from the Neurosciences: An Interim BalanceBeyond all Divides: The Critical Neurosciences and Genuine Possibilities for Co-Operation4. Perspectives in the History of EmotionsThe Navigation of Feeling: William M. Reddy's Attempt to Move beyond Social Constructivism and UniversalismEmotional PracticesNeurohistoryPerspectives in the History of EmotionProspectsConclusion