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The Ethnography of Emotions: A Field Worker’s Guide

The goal of this task is to investigate cross-cultural emotion categories in language and thought. This entry is designed to provide researchers with some guidelines to describe the emotional repertoire of a community from an emic perspective. The first objective is to offer ethnographic tools and a questionnaire in order to understand the semantics of emotional terms and the local conception of emotions. The second objective is to identify the local display rules of emotions in communicative interactions.

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Le Guen, Olivier. 2009. The ethnography of emotions: a field worker's guide. In Asifa Majid (ed.), Field Manual Volume 12, 31-34. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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http://fieldmanuals.mpi.nl/volumes/2009/ethnography-of-emotions/