Bodies of emotion: rethinking culture and emotion through Southeast Asia

  title={Bodies of emotion: rethinking culture and emotion through Southeast Asia},
  author={Tom Boellstorff and J. Lindquist},
  pages={437 - 444}
  • Tom Boellstorff, J. Lindquist
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Ethnos
  • Emotion has represented a tantalizing subject for social scientific inquiry because it appears to tell us about our true selves; the self that, after all the thinking and interacting are done, feels the welling-up of rage, the tender pangs of love, the black emptiness of despair. Invoking methodological individualism, our phrasing here frames emotions as the property of persons, and indeed the majority of research on emotion has assumed that the individual experience of emotion is fundamentally… CONTINUE READING
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