Landscapes of Emotion
Mapping Three Cultures of Emotion in Indonesia
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Landscapes of Emotion by Karl G. Heider
Book DescriptionIn this book, Karl G. Heider studies the cultural constructions of emotions, examining how different cultures shape ideas and talk about emotion. The main subjects of the study are the Minangkabau, a matrilineal Muslim culture of three million people in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Comparative data come from the Central Javanese, also of Indonesia and reference is made to studies of American emotions. The Minangkabau have two different 'cultures of emotion', used depending on whether they are speaking their own regional language or the national language. And the Central Javanese have yet another culture of emotion when they are speaking the 'same' national language. Landscapes of Emotion will appeal to a range of readers in anthropology, psychology, sociology and Asian studies who want to understand how different cultures shape emotion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521401517
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karl G. Heider
Cultural Context of Emotion, Hardback (September 2011)
Based on the author's second stage of research on emotions of the matrilineal Moslem Minangkabau of West Sumatra, Indonesia, this book is a continuation of Heider's groundbreaking 1991 book, Landscapes of Emotion. This work demonstrates how situating emotion at the center of an investigation is a powerful ethnographic tool.
Landscapes of Emotion, Paperback (November 2006)View all books by Karl G. Heider
This book studies the cultural constructions of emotions, examining how different cultures shape ideas.
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