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Communicating Emotion

Communicating Emotion
Social, Moral, and Cultural Processes


Part of Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

  • Date Published: November 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521557412

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  • The modern world is forcing us to understand emotion in order to cope with new problems such as road rage and epidemic levels of depression, as well as age-old problems such as homicide, genocide and racial tension. At the same time, scholarly research is leading us to appreciate how emotion helps us to understand and transcend our selfish interests, to connect with others, to feel what is just and moral, and not just think it, and to construct societies and cultures that govern our joint efforts. This book draws upon scholarly research to address, explain and legitimize the role that emotion plays in everyday interaction and in many of the pressing social, moral, and cultural issues that we face today.

    • This book addresses commonly held myths that emotion is irrational, incommunicable, authentic, personal, amoral and universal
    • It draws together research from several disciplines to bear on issues related to communicating emotion
    • It addresses basic issues involved in communicating emotion
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    'This is a highly readable, informative and accessible book. the author set out to make it so … she has succeeded in producing an engaging, easily read book on a complex and pervasive subject.' Debate

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    • Date Published: November 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521557412
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. How important is emotion in everyday life?
    2. How much skill is involved in communicating emotion?
    3. Is emotional communication spontaneous or strategic?
    4. How is emotional meaning constructed through communication?
    5. How is emotional meaning both personal and social?
    6. How do emotion messages communicate moral meaning?
    7. How is emotional communication founded in common human experience and diverse cultures?

  • Author

    Sally Planalp, University of Montana

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