Unfolding Emotions. The Language and Socialization of Anger in Madagascar
Scheidecker, Gabriel – 2019
The chapter presents an ethnographic case study about the anger repertoire in a rural community of Madagascar. Based on emotion narratives, it first depicts the meaning and internal differentiation of the anger vocabulary in use among this particular population. Then, it reconstructs how children acquire and learn to differentiate the anger emotions of their community. According to the analysis presented here, the conceptual differentiation of anger is clearly based on particular, shared patterns of social relationships and interactions as well as on the affective dynamics they engender.