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Emotions, language and identity on the margins of Europe / Kyra Giorgi
Bib ID 8034389
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Giorgi, Kyra, 1977- author
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014] 
©2014 
x, 234 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781137403476 (hardback)
Series

Palgrave studies in the history of emotions.

Summary

"Nations usually define themselves in positive terms; they proclaim themselves strong and victorious, or developed and prosperous. But what does it mean when the opposite is true - when negative feelings like regret, nostalgia, melancholy and fatalism are said to be the true essence of a culture? And what does it mean when these feelings are encapsulated in a single, untranslatable word?Bringing together three such word-concepts from Europe's periphery - saudade in Portugal, the Czech litost of Milan Kundera and Orhan Pamuk's of Istanbul - this book investigates claims that they embody the historical experiences and character of a people. In each case, it explores the historical, cultural and psychological mechanisms behind the invention of negative autostereotypes to offer new ways of thinking about individual and collective identities. This eclectic and broad-ranging study is not only a historical survey of emotions, but also a meditation on hope, belonging and the search for authenticity in the modern age"--

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note: A summary of the three word-concepts
  • The nature of the study
  • 1.Emotions into History
  • Untranslatability
  • Naming emotions
  • Nostalgia: an early word-concept
  • Melancholy sadness
  • Peripheral identities
  • Progress, modernity and time
  • National characters, spirits and emotions
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-225) and index.

Subjects Emotive (Linguistics) -- Europe.  |  Language and culture -- Europe.  |  National characteristics.  |  Historical linguistics -- Europe.  |  HISTORY / Europe / General.  |  HISTORY / Modern / General.  |  PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions.

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