Writing the History of Emotions. Concepts and Practices, Economies and Politics

Source : Bloomsbury

Ute Frevert, Writing the History of Emotions. Concepts and Practices, Economies and Politics, Bloomsbury, à paraître en mars 2024.

 

Description

Emotions make history, and they have a history. They influence historical events such as revolutions, riots and protest movements. At the same time, they are shaped by historical experiences tied to family upbringing, educational and cultural institutions, work and the home.

Writing the History of Emotions shows how emotions like love, trust, honour, pride, shame, empathy and greed have impacted historical change since the 18th century and were themselves dependent on social, political and economic environments. Importantly, this book provides a timely exploration of racialized, gendered, class-based notions of emotions. This exciting addition to Bloomsbury’s successful Writing History series analyses how emotions matter in and to history, and how they are themselves objects of history.

Here, leading scholar Ute Frevert eschews a traditional chronological history of emotions in favour of an innovative collection which transgresses time periods to illustrate the different emotional meanings one particular material object has had throughout history. This book sheds light on how emotions have been used, instrumentalised and manipulated both to propel and suspend democratic politics. In doing so, it opens a rich new avenue of research for the history of emotions.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Affects, Passions and Emotions: Historical Experiences and Historiographical Approaches

Emotional Concepts and Practices

2. Trust Talk and Trust Work
3. Practising Honour: Social, Gender and Legal Perspectives
4. Honour and Shame in International Relations
5. Shame and Shaming in Modern History
6. Historicizing Empathy

Emotional Economies of Capitalism

7. Capitalist Cold? Bringing Emotions Back In
8. How Does Homo Oeconomicus Cope with Emotions?
9. Greed and Avarice: Feelings about Money
10. Hans in Luck, or the Emotional Economy of Happiness in the Modern Age
11. Emotions and Material Culture: Say It with Flowers

Politics of Emotion

12. Emotional Politics in Europe’s Long Nineteenth Century
13. Love and Hate, Faith and Despair under National Socialism
14. Emotional Styles and Political Cultures in East and West Germany

Bibliography
Index


Citer ce billet
Damien Boquet (2024, 27 janvier). Writing the History of Emotions. Concepts and Practices, Economies and Politics. Les émotions au Moyen Âge, carnet d'EMMA. Consulté le 21 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/voqu