Consensus and Dissent

Negotiating Emotion in the Public Space

| University of Cologne
ISBN 9789027244550 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027265920 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book is the result of intensive and continued discussions about the social role of language and its conceptualisations in societies other than Northern (European-American) ones. Language as a means of expressing as well as evoking both interiority and community has been in the focus of these discussions, led among linguists, anthropologists, and Egyptologists, and leading to a collection of essays that provide studies that transcend previously considered approaches. Its contributions are in particular interested in understanding how the attitude of the individual towards societal processes and strategies of norming is negotiated emotionally, and how individual interests and attitudes can be articulated. Discourses on public spaces are in the focus, in order to analyse those strategies that are employed to articulate dissent (for example, in the sense of face-threatening acts). This raises a number of questions on the spatial and public situatedness of emotions and language: How is the public space dealt with and reflected in language as property, heritage, and as a part of ascribed identities? Which role do emotions play in this space? How is emotion employed there as part of place making in relation to identity constructions? What is the connection between emotion, performance and emblematic spaces and places? Which opportunities of the violation of norms and transgression do such public spaces offer to actors and speakers? These questions intend to address the communicative representation of core cultural processes and concepts.
[Culture and Language Use, 19]  2017.  vii, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Anne Storch
Chapter 2. Towards an integrative anthropology of emotion – A case study from Yogyakarta
Thomas Stodulka
Chapter 3. Anger and sadness in Indonesian public emotional expression: Genre and social change in politics and religion
Joel Kuipers
Chapter 4. “Control your emotions! If teasing provokes you, you’ve lost your face…” The Trobriand Islanders’ control of their public display of emotions
Gunter Senft
Chapter 5. Emotions in Jamaican: African conceptualizations, emblematicity and multimodality in discourse and public spaces
Andrea Hollington
Chapter 6. Emotion, gazes and gestures in Wolof
Jules Jacques Coly
Chapter 7. Programmed by culture? Why gestures became the preferred ways of expressing emotions among the Hausa
Izabela Will
Chapter 8. Emotion and society: Experiences from Cherang’any (Kalenjin)
Angelika Mietzner
Chapter 9. Labeling, describing and indicating emotions
Helma Pasch
Chapter 10. Emotional Edgelands
Anne Storch
Chapter 11. Emotions in Goemai (Nigeria): Perspectives from a documentary corpus
Birgit Hellwig
Chapter 12. Affecting the Gods – Fear in Ancient Egyptian religious texts
Sven Eicke
Author index
Index of subjects and languages
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2018. Publications Received. Language in Society 47:1  pp. 169 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016057187 | Marc record