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Feeling Political

Emotions and Institutions since 1789

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Argues that the history of emotion is most clearly understood in terms of institutionalization

  • Clarifies how emotions were central to people’s political engagement and its effects

  • Highlights the increasingly participatory character of nineteenth- and twentieth-century politics

  • This book is Open Access which means you can access it for free

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions (PSHE)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 373-390

About this book

Historicizing both emotions and politics, this open access book argues that the historical work of emotion is most clearly understood in terms of the dynamics of institutionalization. This is shown in twelve case studies that focus on decisive moments in European and US history from 1800 until today. Each case study clarifies how emotions were central to people’s political engagement and its effects. The sources range from parliamentary buildings and social movements, to images and speeches of presidents, from fascist cemeteries to the International Criminal Court. Both the timeframe and the geographical focus have been chosen to highlight the increasingly participatory character of nineteenth- and twentieth-century politics, which is inconceivable without the work of emotions. 

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • political institutions
  • emotional communities
  • history of emotions
  • new institutional history

Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

    Ute Frevert, Kerstin Maria Pahl, Agnes Arndt, Michael Amico, Karsten Lichau, Julia Wambach, Caroline Moine

  • University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Francesco Buscemi, Hannah Malone

  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, USA

    Philipp Nielsen

  • University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

    Juliane Brauer

About the authors

Ute Frevert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Kerstin Maria Pahl, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Francesco Buscemi, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

Philipp Nielsen, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, USA

Agnes Arndt, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Michael Amico, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Karsten Lichau, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Hannah Malone, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Julia Wambach, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Juliane Brauer, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

Caroline Moine, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, and the Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Feeling Political

  • Book Subtitle: Emotions and Institutions since 1789

  • Authors: Ute Frevert, Kerstin Maria Pahl, Francesco Buscemi, Philipp Nielsen, Agnes Arndt, Michael Amico, Karsten Lichau, Hannah Malone, Julia Wambach, Juliane Brauer, Caroline Moine

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89858-8

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-89857-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-89860-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-89858-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 390

  • Number of Illustrations: 26 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Modern History, Political History, Intellectual History, European History, US History

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)