Metaphor and Emotion: Language, Culture, and Body in Human Feeling
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - 223 páginas
Are human emotions best characterized as biological, psychological, or cultural entities? Many researchers claim that emotions arise either from human biology (i.e., biological reductionism) or as products of culture (i.e., social constructionism). This book challenges this simplistic division between the body and culture by showing how human emotions are to a large extent "constructed" from individuals' embodied experiences in different cultural settings. The view proposed here demonstrates how cultural aspects of emotions, metaphorical language about the emotions, and human physiology in emotion are all part of an intergrated system and shows how this system points to the reconciliation of the seemingly contradictory views of biological reductionism and social constructionism in contemporary debates about human emotion.
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Language and Emotion Concepts
Metaphors of Emotion
Emotion Metaphors Are They Unique to the Emotions?
Events and Emotions The Subcategorization of Emotions
The Force of Emotion
Emotions and Relationships
Folk Versus Expert Theories of Emotion
Universality in the Conceptualization of Emotions
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