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Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Nineteenth Century Asia and Europe

Margrit Pernau, Helge Jordheim, Orit Bashkin, Christian Bailey, Oleg Benesch, Jan Ifversen, Mana Kia, Rochona Majumdar, Angelika C. Messner, Myoung-kyu Park, Emmanuelle Saada, Mohinder Singh, and Einar Wigen


At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the vocabulary of civility and civilization is very much at the forefront of political debate. Most of these debates proceed as if the meaning of these words were self-evident. This is where this book intervenes, tracing the history of the concepts and thus adding a level of self-reflexivity to the present debates. Unlike former histories of these concepts, the book chooses a global perspective, and highlights the role of civility and civilization in the creation of a new and hierarchized global order in the era of high imperialism and its entangle ... More

Keywords: civility, civilization, global history, history of concepts, history of emotions, imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margrit Pernau, author
Senior Researcher at the Center of the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Helge Jordheim, author
Professor of Cultural History, University of Oslo

Orit Bashkin, author
Professor of modern Arab history, University of Chicago

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