By Carolyn Strange, Robert Cribb, Christopher E. Forth (ed.)
Honour, Violence and feelings in heritage is the 1st ebook to attract on rising cross-disciplinary scholarship at the examine of feelings to examine the background of honour and violence throughout a huge variety of cultures and regions.
Written by way of prime cultural and social historians from all over the world, the ebook considers how feelings - relatively disgrace, anger, disgust, jealousy, depression and worry - were provoked and expressed via culturally-embedded and traditionally particular understandings of honour. the gathering explores a number contexts, from 17th-century China to 18th-century South Africa and 20th-century Europe, supplying a huge and wide-ranging research of the interrelationships among honour, violence and feelings in history.
This ground-breaking booklet might be of curiosity to all researchers learning the connection among violence and the feelings.
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As a result, for many colonists there was no way to remedy the yearning for home. Hierarchical communities shaped their emotional lives, teaching them to obediently subordinate themselves and their desires to the larger social order. Individual needs and feelings were accorded little importance in colonial society, and many expected sadness and submission as their lot in life. THE EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE OF BONDAGE While the principle of order and the expectation that life was a vale of tears influenced how European colonists viewed their separations from home, it offered little comfort to African slaves.
13 Such suicides were one response to the hard realities of distance, for during the antebellum era, even short distances were great. To travel from New York to Boston in 1800 took seventy-four hours by stagecoach. 15 Still, train service extended no farther west than Omaha until 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed. 16 Given such conditions, leaving home was often quite painful. Although only a small number of Americans committed suicide because of grief at their distance from kin, many more expressed great homesickness in letters, journals, songs, and stories.
90 He ultimately concluded that he must return home. ” Fithian’s confusion over where his freedom should take him was never resolved. 91 ( 30 ) Homesickness Another young man in New Jersey felt equally mixed emotions as he tried to find the place that would make him happiest. In 1768, Hugh Simm, a native of Paisley, Scotland, went to Princeton, New Jersey, with John Witherspoon. Witherspoon became president of the College of New Jersey; Simm was given the post of college librarian. . ” Four years later he was still in the colonies, although he had resettled in New York.
Honour, Violence and Emotions in History by Carolyn Strange, Robert Cribb, Christopher E. Forth (ed.)