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Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions : Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology - Alexander Laban Hinton

Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions

Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology

By: Alexander Laban Hinton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th December 1999
ISBN: 9780521652117
Number Of Pages: 384

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Are emotions innate or learned? Are they the same everywhere, or culturally variable? Research on the emotions tends to be polarised between neo-Darwinian and culturalist perspectives. In this volume, biological and cultural anthropologists attempt to transcend the traditional oppositions, proposing various strategies for integrating biological and cultural approaches to the study of emotion. They discuss a variety of fascinating ethnographic examples, covering topics that range from the effects of music to the relationships between emotion and respiration. The editor's introduction provides a lucid review of the state of the field.

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"This volume is a rich source of concepts for empirical workers struggling with the complexity of emotion and the integration of biology and culture." Current Anthropology

Introduction: developing a biocultural approach to the emotions
Local Biology
Toward an understanding of the universality of second order emotions
Steps to an evolutionary ecology of mind
Music hath charms ... Fragments toward constructionist biocultural theory
Emotion and embodiment
Affecting experience: toward a biocultural model of human emotions
Making symbols meaningful: a role of human emotions
Brain and emotion relations in culturally diverse populations
Systems Theory
Outline of a bioculturally-based 'processual' approach to the emotions
Emotion: a biogenetic structural approach
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ISBN: 9780521652117
ISBN-10: 0521652111
Series: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 28th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64