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Habitus in Habitat I- Emotion and Motion

Emotion and Motion

by Sabine Flach (Volume editor) Daniel Margulies (Volume editor) Julia Burbulla (Volume editor) Jan Söffner (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 260 Pages

Summary

What is the relationship between habits and emotions? What is the role of the embodiment of emotions in a cultural habitat? What is the role of the environment for the formation of emotions and subjectivity?
One way to address these questions is through discussing an emotional habitus – a set of habits and behavioral attitudes involving the body that are fundamental to emotional communication. But this set of habits is not independent of context; it takes place within a specific emotional habitat in which other bodies play a crucial role. Together, these constitute the foundation of sociocultural communities, psychologies of emotions and cultural practices – and they have much to contribute to the study of emotions both for cognition and aesthetics. Thus, the challenge of addressing these questions cannot be faced by either the sciences or the humanities alone.
At the Berlin-based conference: Emotion and Motion, scholars gathered from various disciplines to broaden perspectives on the interdisciplinary field of embodied habits and embodied emotions. This book offers a new view on the related field of habitus and the embodied mind.

Details

Pages
260
ISBN (PDF)
9783035101560
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034305303
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (July)
Keywords
Kunstpsychologie Medien und Kultur, Literatur, Kunst, Musik Theorien der kulturellen Prozesse Kulturanthropologie
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 260 pp., num. coloured and b/w ill.

Biographical notes

Sabine Flach (Volume editor) Daniel Margulies (Volume editor) Julia Burbulla (Volume editor) Jan Söffner (Volume editor)

Sabine Flach holds a PhD in Art History and works as Head of the Department WissensKünste (Art of Knowledge and Knowledge of Art) at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin. Her current work focuses on knowledge of the arts, embodiment and image act, emotion and motion, other sides of cognition, aesthesis and mediality, mental images and «Einbildungskraft», image and body, body and gestures. She has also developed the project «Emotion and Motion» at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung. Daniel Margulies holds a PhD in Psychology and works in neuroscience research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the Mind and Brain Institute in Berlin. His current works focuses on delineating neuroanatomy based on patterns of connectivity. Jan Söffner holds a PhD in Romance Philology from Cologne University and works in comparative literature for the project «Emotion and Motion» at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung. His current work focuses on embodiment, mimesis and metaphors as related to emotions in literature.

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