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History Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion

By Stephanie A. Shields, 2002

A chapter from Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion by Stephanie A. Shields. Specifically, the first chapter: “That ‘vivid, unforgettable condition’,” which introduces the concepts that Shields will present throughout the rest of the book. This chapter touches on various introductory segments, namely setting up the ideas of the gendered registration and presentation of emotions throughout history, the concept and definition of “emotion,” and social meanings behind emotion.

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