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Facing FearThe History of an Emotion in Global Perspective$
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Michael Laffan and Max Weiss

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691153599

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.001.0001

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Fear and Its Opposites in the History of Emotions

Fear and Its Opposites in the History of Emotions

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(p.1) Introduction Fear and Its Opposites in the History of Emotions
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Facing Fear
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Max Weiss

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0001

This book examines the “problem” of fear in its intellectual, social, and political incarnations. It situates fear in world-historical terms, thus breaking new ground in the historical and cultural analysis of emotions. Each contributor is specifically concerned with a discrete historical moment, thereby emphasizing the variability and contingency of fears past, present, and future. Examples of such moments are the experience of fear among eighteenth-century rebels, priests, and colonial administrators in Peru; the universal fear response evoked by the Thirty Years War; and the technologically mediated experiences of anxiety and fear collectively felt by cinemagoers in Weimar Germany. This introduction discusses some of the lineaments of the history and philosophy of emotion as it pertains to the problem of fear, highlighting counterpoints or analogues to fear such as comfort, assurance, and hope.

Keywords:   fear, emotions, Peru, anxiety, Weimar Germany, comfort, assurance, hope, Thirty Years War, cinemagoers

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