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The 'History of Emotions' and the Future of Emotion Research

Wierzbicka, Anna

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This article focuses on the emergence of a new subfield of emotion research known as "history of emotions." People's emotional lives depend on the construals which they impose on events, situations, and human actions. Different cultures and different languages suggest different habitual construals, and since habitual construals change over time, as a result, habitual feelings change, too. But to study construals we need a suitable methodology. The article assumes that such a methodology is...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWierzbicka, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:35:46Z
dc.identifier.issn1754-0739
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/56411
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on the emergence of a new subfield of emotion research known as "history of emotions." People's emotional lives depend on the construals which they impose on events, situations, and human actions. Different cultures and different languages suggest different habitual construals, and since habitual construals change over time, as a result, habitual feelings change, too. But to study construals we need a suitable methodology. The article assumes that such a methodology is provided by the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) and it applies the NSM approach to the history of "happiness," an emotion which is very much at the forefront of current debates across a range of disciplines. The article shows how the "history of emotions" can be combined with cultural semantics and why this combination opens new perspectives before the whole interdisciplinary field of emotion research.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceEmotion Review
dc.subjectKeywords: Charles Darwin; cultural semantics; ethnocentrism; happiness; history of emotions; natural semantic metalanguage
dc.titleThe 'History of Emotions' and the Future of Emotion Research
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor200405 - Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB361
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWierzbicka, Anna, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage269
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage273
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1754073910361983
local.identifier.absseo950201 - Communication Across Languages and Culture
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T12:12:12Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954752074
local.identifier.thomsonID000208388500016
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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