Re: What me, worry?

Nick Corduan (nickc@IQUEST.NET)
Sat, 9 Sep 1995 10:57:49 -0500


> You might want to take a look at the literature on the sociocultual
> construction of feeling/affect/emotion/sentiment (choose your term!) A very
> good place to start in Catherine Lutz, 1988 _Unnatural Emotions: Everyday
> Sentiments on a Micronesian Atolland Their Challenge to Western Theory_
> Chicago. She has a chapter on the cultural construction of danger, and in
> effect "de-naturalizes" fear, locating it in social structure and processes.
> I admit, I am a novice at this! Comments?

Just one: I wasn't looking for citations. <g> I was trying to get a
discussion going of opnions, not a trading back and forth of citations, which
makes for a rather bland list at times . . . <BG>

Oh, well, thanks for the info, and I will look into it. (And you're not the
only one who's sent me citations, so don't feel embarassd about it. And
don't be afraid to jump in anytime!)


Nick Corduan "...there is as much dignity in tilling
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