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作者 Giorgi, Kyra
書名 Emotions, language and identity on the margins of Europe [electronic resource] / Kyra Giorgi
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
國際標準書號 1137403489 (electronic bk.) : £60.00
9781137403476
9781137403483 (electronic bk.) : £60.00
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版本 1st ed
說明 248 p
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系列 Palgrave studies in the history of emotions
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Epublication based on: 9781137403476
Introduction 1. Emotions into History PART I: SAUDADE AND PORTUGUESENESS 2. Proudly Alone? 3. Modernity and Martyrdom PART II: LITOST AND CZECHNESS 4. The Evolution of a Fatalism 5. Culture as Identity PART III: HUZUN AND TURKISHNESS 6. Defining Memories 7. Occidental Tourism Conclusion
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When a word describing an emotion is said to be untranslatable, is that emotion untranslatable also? This unique study focuses on three word-concepts on the periphery of Europe, providing a wide-ranging survey of national identity and cultural essentialism, nostalgia, melancholy and fatalism, the production of memory and the politics of hope. Nations usually define themselves in positive terms; they proclaim themselves strong and victorious, or developed and prosperous. But what does it mean when the opposite is true - when negative feelings like regret, nostalgia, melancholy and fatalism are said to be the true essence of a culture? And what does it mean when these feelings are encapsulated in a single, untranslatable word? Bringing together three such word-concepts from Europe's periphery - saudade in Portugal, the Czech litost of Milan Kundera and Orhan Pamuk's huzun of Istanbul - this book investigates claims that they embody the historical experiences and character of a people. In each case, it explores the historical, cultural and psychological mechanisms behind the invention of negative autostereotypes to offer new ways of thinking about individual and collective identities. This eclectic and broad-ranging study is not only a historical survey of emotions, but also a meditation on hope, belonging and the search for authenticity in the modern age
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Kyra Giorgi is a writer and cultural historian. She received her PhD in History from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia
主題 Emotive (Linguistics) -- Europe
Historical linguistics -- Europe
Language and culture -- Europe
National characteristics
European history -- Portugal -- Czech Republic -- Turkey. bicssc
History. ukslc
Social & cultural history -- Portugal -- Czech Republic -- Turkey. bicssc
Social groups -- Portugal -- Czech Republic -- Turkey. bicssc
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