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First two books of the EmotionCultures Series now published in transcript-Verlag

Gabriel Scheidecker: Kindheit, Kultur und moralische Emotionen (2017)

Gabriel Scheidecker: Kindheit, Kultur und moralische Emotionen (2017)
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Thomas Stodulka: Coming of Age on the streets of Java (2017)

Thomas Stodulka: Coming of Age on the streets of Java (2017)
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The series EmotionsKulturen / EmotionCultures by transcript-Verlag, edited by Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Anita von Poser, published the first two contributions by Gabriel Scheidecker and Thomas Stodulka.

News from Jun 21, 2017

Gabriel Scheidecker: Kindheit, Kultur und moralische Emotionen. Zur Sozialisation von Furcht und Wut im ländlichen Madagaskar

Wie erlernen Kinder Emotionen und welche Rolle spielt dabei ihre soziale und kulturelle Umwelt? Gabriel Scheidecker untersucht die – bisher primär in westlichen Kontexten erforschte – Sozialisation von Emotionen erstmals in Madagaskar.

Auf der Basis einer 15-monatigen Feldforschung in einer ländlichen Region der Insel beschreibt er detailliert die emotionalen Erfahrungen von Kindern in Verbindung mit den Erziehungsidealen und -praktiken ihrer Bezugspersonen. Im Fokus steht die Ausbildung einer kulturspezifischen moralischen Furcht gegenüber den Eltern sowie die feine Ausdifferenzierung von Wut. Damit erweitert der Band die Forschung zur Emotionssozialisation um eine kulturanthropologische Perspektive.

Thomas Stodulka: Coming of Age on the Streets of Java. Coping with Marginality, Stigma and Illness

This book is based on almost five years of fieldwork with street-related communities in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, between 2001 and 2015. The author inquires into children's and adolescents' coming of age on the streets and their remarkable social and emotional competences, instead of resorting to a dreadful discourse of pity and despair. The ethnography's multi-vocal narrative couples vivid accounts of ethnographic case studies and life stories with current theory on affect, emotion, empathy, structural violence or social interaction in the context of marginality, stigma and chronic illness.

»An outstanding analysis of a socially relevant phenomenon and a significant contribution that counters the politicized and media-dominated homogenizing discourse about ›street children‹ in Indonesia and other parts of the world. This book offers a highly compelling anthropological focus on the manifold meanings, experiences and practices of young people's life on the streets.« (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, Free University Berlin)


The series EmotionCultures is a collection of works centered around current questions raised in interdisciplinary and innovative research on emotions. At the core are empirical studies from Social and Cultural Anthropology that analyze processes of social and cultural modeling of emotions – always in close theoretical as well as methodological connection to various other disciplines.
Key topics concern the generation of emotional codes in interaction with socio-cultural, historical, and political structures. Thus, this series ranges from the socialization of emotions in childhood to their transformation with increasing age. It incorporates reconfigurations of emotions against the backdrop of changing life conditions. Furthermore, a particular focus rests upon the emotional dynamics inherent to processes of migration, globalization, and transnationalization.

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