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Emotional LexiconsContinuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000$
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Ute Frevert, Christian Bailey, Pascal Eitler, Benno Gammerl, Bettina Hitzer, Margrit Pernau, Monique Scheer, Anne Schmidt, and Nina Verheyen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655731

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655731.001.0001

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Emotional Knowledge: Modern Developments*

Emotional Knowledge: Modern Developments*

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(p.260) 10 Emotional Knowledge: Modern Developments*
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Emotional Lexicons
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Ute Frevert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655731.003.0010

This chapter summarizes and draws together the main themes of the previous chapters, discussing the overarching developments of emotional concepts in encyclopedias and lexicons. It provides insights into connections between encyclopedic knowledge about emotions and the structures and processes of modern societies. The chapter reflects on some of the most pivotal changes in the perception of emotions in European societies over the past three centuries, including the complex relationship between passion and reason, the evolution of feelings in the midst of new social orders, and the changing role of emotions in the scientific realm.

Keywords:   key disciplines, mind/spirit, individualization, society, universality/universalization, gender, moralization, somatization

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