By Z. Kövecses (auth.), James A. Russell, José-Miguel Fernández-Dols, Antony S. R. Manstead, J. C. Wellenkamp (eds.)
In Everyday Conceptions of Emotion, favourite anthropologists, linguists and psychologists come jointly for the 1st time to debate how feelings are conceptualised through humans of other cultures and a long time, conversing diversified languages. Anger, worry, jealousy and emotion itself are strategies which are certain up with the English language, embedded in a manner of pondering, performing and talking. whilst, the metaphors underlying such ideas are usually comparable throughout languages, and kids of alternative cultures stick with universal developmental pathways. The e-book hence discusses the interaction of social and cultural elements that people percentage of their improvement of an figuring out of the affective aspect in their lives.
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The important thing is not to confuse the universal and the idiosyncratic. I believe that the study of emotions has suffered greatly from conceptual confusion, and that this confusion is due in large part to the fact that not enough attention has been paid to the problem of language, and in particular to the distinction between the universal and idiosyncratic aspects of language. In this paper, I will try to clear some of that confusion. As a starting point for my discussion, I will take a recent polemical paper by Melford Spiro.
This difference in responses could of course be due to some personal, individual differences between the respondents, but I think there is also an important cultural difference. From a Polish point of view, the word sadness seems far too weak, far too bland to fit the situation in question (Cf. Hoffman, 1989: Wierzbicka, I 994c). In many other cultures, too, 'sadness' would seem an inappropriate word to choose. To see this, consider, for example, the emotions that St. Augustine confesses to have experienced after the death of his best friend: My heart was made dark by sorrow, and whatever I looked upon was death.
But misleading as Ekman's use of "forced choice" was, at least he gave his informants six labels to choose from (for one facial expression). By contrast, Spiro faces his imaginary respondents with just two possibilities: "sadness" or "joy" (for one existential situation - the death of a loved person); and if, not surprisingly, they choose "sadness" rather than "joy", he concludes that "sadness" is the feeling universally felt in such a situation. 36 "Universal human situations" Quite apart from the assumption that all non-pathological humans speak either English or some language which is a mirror-image of English, Spiro's use of "universal human situations" and "universal human reactions" reflects an equally odd assumption that all non-pathological humans have Anglo-Saxon emotional reactions.