Routledge – 2011 – 102 pages
Everyone talks about their feelings, but what exactly are they? What are the distinguishing features of feelings, and how do they differ from emotions and affects? How do our feelings influence the kinds of people we are, and the sorts of communities and societies in which we live?
In this wonderful short book, acclaimed author Stephen Frosh interrogates the terrain of feelings and asks how this ‘hidden’ dimension of the self helps shape our worlds. The book provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the major debates around feelings in the modern world.
Feelings is an accessible and engaging resource for students, academics, and indeed anyone with an interest in gaining a better understanding of this fundamental area of life.
1. What Do You Feel? 2. How Do You Feel? 3. In Touch With Your Feelings? 4. Feeling Funny-Perculiar 5. Oh, Misery! 6. Are You Happy Now? 7. Hateful Feelings 8. Intimacy and Love 9. Public Feelings 10. Make Me Feel Better, Please
Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology, Pro-Vice-Master and Head of the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He was previously Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London.