List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction: emotion, discourse, and the politics of everyday life Lila Abu-Lughod and Catherine A. Lutz; 2. Shifting politics in Bedouin love poetry Lila Abu-Lughod; 3. Moral discourse and the rhetoric of emotions Geoffrey M. White; 4. Engendered emotion: gender, power, and the rhetoric of emotional control in American discourse Catherine A. Lutz; 5. Topographies of the self: praise and emotion in Hindu India Arjun Appadurai; 6. Shared and solidarity sentiments: the discourse of friendship, play, and anger in Bhatgaon Donald Brenneis; 7. Registering affect: heteroglossia in the linguistic expression of emotion Judith T. Irvine; 8. Language in the discourse of the emotions Daniel V. Rosenberg; 9. Untouchability and the fear of death in a Tamil song Margaret Trawick; Index.
Emotions have long been a central concern in philosophy, psychological and sociological studies.