Author:Pramod K. Nayar (Author) & Shiv Visvanathan (Frwd)

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States of Sentiment: Exploring the Cultures of Emotion

By: Pramod K. Nayar (Author) & Shiv Visvanathan (Frwd)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2011

Seller ID: 101866

ISBN: 8125041990

Condition: New


This book proposes that our responses to various situations, events and representations are not entirely private, individual and internal. They have a crucial social dimension. Emotions are a result of the internalisation of cultural codes and discourses that inform, and even determine the appropriateness or inappropriateness of emotional responses. We see a terrorist as a threat, a cyclone as worrying, a rags-to-riches story as a feel-good moment. We mourn the sudden death of Michael Jackson, we rejoice in the victory of a triumphant Tendulkar and we react with horror and shock to 9/11. All o... View more info