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Emotion in the Work of Obeyeskeere and Lutz.

11501. Emotion in the Work of Obeyeskeere and Lutz.

Thorough comparison of the treatment of human emotion in the work of two anthropologists studying non-Western cultures; Obeyeskere constructs an elaborate theoretical framework contrasting two types of guilt with same as social controls in his study of Sinhalese ascetics, while Lutz takes a more basic, observational approach in showing how cultural norms create two completely different sets of values and norms for emotional expression, comparing the Ifaluk of Micronesia with modern America. 9 pages, 21 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

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