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Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Dolores Martín-Moruno and Beatriz Pichel


Emotional Bodies provides a theoretical framework for studying the materiality of emotions. In line with recent research in the history of emotions, cultural studies, and new materialism, this volume focuses on what emotions do. Chapters interrogate how emotions do and undo us as both individual and collective bodies. With this aim, this book proposes “emotional bodies” as a tool to understand the performativity of emotional practices as the origin of particular configurations of bodies, such as patients, criminals, medieval religious communities, revolutionary crowds and contemporary humanita ... More

Keywords: History of Emotions, New Materialism, Performativity, History of Medicine, Visual Culture, Gender Studies, Bodies, Humanitarianism, Emotional Practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042898
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dolores Martín-Moruno, editor
University of Geneva

Beatriz Pichel, editor
De Montfort University