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[Emotions permeate life. We feel them, we express them, we conceal them, we attribute them to others, they drive us to wars, and they drive us to make and to break alliances on grand scales and on intimate scales. Long ago, Gregory Bateson claimed that emotion was so central to social life that...
[Having staked out the holistic position that emotion thought, talk, and behavior pervade cultural life, I cannot backtrack and present a neat story line. In order to prevent these materials from collapsing into a mere hodgepodge of information, a laundry list of bits and pieces, I must beg the...
[Folk psychology includes the ideas that people hold about personality, mental attributes and processes, intelligence, and emotions. In recent years much attention has been paid to these ideas in an attempt to avoid imposing outside—and usually Western— psychological concepts on the description...
[The Minangkabau are an unusually cosmopolitan, eclectic people with a particularly syncretic culture. In part this is the result of the high value that they place on merantau, the temporary out-migration of young men and, increasingly, whole families in search of experience, knowledge, and...
[This chapter takes a closer look at what people say about 11 different emotions, or emotion clusters. These are particularly intriguing because of anomalies or complexities that are not expected. Each of the 11 sections begins with the key emotion word and then moves to others in the same...
[We can now revisit the issues laid out at the beginning of chapter 1. As ethnography we can begin with some methodological conclusions.]
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