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A feeling for things, past and present

Downes, S, Holloway, S and Randles, S ORCID: 0000-0003-0274-8496 2018 , 'A feeling for things, past and present', in S Downes and S Holloway and S Randles (eds.), Feeling things: objects and emotions through history , Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 8-23.

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This chapter gives an overview of the state of cross-disciplinary research into objects and emotions. It considers major intellectual works from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art and design history, history, literary studies, philosophy, and psychology from the perspective of the history of emotions, in order to assess which current major directions in these fields may be most useful for those seeking to write affective histories of the material world. By investigating the critical history of objects and emotions and reflecting on the state of the field today, the authors offer an interdisciplinary frame for the essays that follow, outlining various methodologies and their implications for emotions research in the humanities in general.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Downes, S and Holloway, S and Randles, S
Keywords: emotion, material world, methodology, history of emotions, literary studies, history, art history
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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