RE: the psychology of dissent

Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 10:31:34 PST

Can anyone tell me what exactly are those small range of distinct emotional

Fear is obviously one; anger; I have heard that shame is in common with the
animals; joy.

Can people help me with this one?




HI Andy,


Thomas J. Scheff of UC Santa Barbara has written books on the Sociology of
Emotions. He and her wife see shame as a basic emotion that is the base for
violence at interpersonal and in inter-group levels.

Scheff, T. J. (1977) 'The distancing of emotion in ritual'. Current
Anthropology' Vol 18. No.3:483-504.

Scheff, T. J. (1979) Catharsis in Healing Ritual, and Drama. Berkely:
Iniversity of California Press.

Scheff, T.J. (1990) Microsociology: Discourse, Emotion and Social Structure.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press





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