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A feeling for things, past and present


Downes, S and Holloway, S and Randles, S, A feeling for things, past and present, Feeling things: objects and emotions through history, Oxford University Press, S Downes, S Holloway, S Randles (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 8-23. ISBN 9780198802648 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/oso/9780198802648.003.0002


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 Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:emotion, material world, methodology, history of emotions, literary studies, history, art history
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Europe's past
UTAS Author:Randles, S (Dr Sarah Randles)
ID Code:133030
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-06-03
Last Modified:2019-07-09

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