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Exploring Affect: Some Preliminary Issues

A. L. Epstein

in In the Midst of Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 1992 | ISBN: 9780520075627
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520911642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520075627.003.0001
Exploring Affect: Some Preliminary Issues

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of the study. It considers how best to come to grips with the problem of affect, and turns in other directions to see what can be learned from the psychologists and psychoanalysts. The book then discusses how to study affect in the field, setting out some of the questions, empirical and methodological, that are generated by the theoretical perspective adopted, and the kinds of data they lead one to seek.

Keywords: affect; psychology; psychoanalysis; study methodology

Chapter.  12098 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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