What does it mean to feel something What stimulates our desires, aspirations, and dreams Did our ancestors feel in the same way as we do In a wave of new research over the past decade, historians have tried to answer these questions, seeking to make sense of our feelings, passions, moods, emotions, and sentiments For the first time, however, Rob Boddice brings together the latest findings to trace the complex history of feelings from antiquity to the present A History of Feelings is a compelling account of the unsaid the gestural, affective, and experiential Arguing that how we feel is the dynamic product of the existence of our minds and bodies in moments of time and space, Boddice uses a progressive approach that integrates biological, anthropological, and social and cultural factors, describing the transformation of emotional encounters and individual experiences across the globe The work of one of the world s leading scholars of the history of emotions, this epic exploration of our affective life will fascinate, enthrall, and move all of us interested in our own well being anyone with feeling. Free Read eBook A History of Feelings author Rob Boddice – heartforum.co.uk
Rob Boddice is an historian of science, medicine and the emotions, based in Berlin and Montreal Educated at York Ph.D in History, 2006 , he has published books on the history of human animal relations, anthropocentrism pain, sympathy and emotions A History of Feelings will be published by Reaktion in January 2019.
- 240 pages
- A History of Feelings
- Rob Boddice
- 22 September 2019 Rob Boddice