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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
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Anthropology of emotions in South Asia


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 28 Aug 11:00 - 12:45


Room 2.123

Our panel is critically inscribed into anthropological traditions of research on emotions as socio-cultural phenomena (such as Rosaldo 1984, 1999), as well as into recent emotional-affective turn in social sciences (Navaro-Yashin 2008, Clough&Halley 2009). Most of the anthropological writings on and from South Asia detail the pivotal presence of emotions. Be it in the frame of right of the passage, ritual performances, or contemporary politics, and social transformations, emotion seems to be an abiding feature. However, there is an imperative to sketch a broader trajectory of anthropology of emotion in South Asia. This could be with reference to three key motifs: emotional vulnerability, emotional offense, and politics of emotion & emotional mobilization. This panel seeks to present narratives, findings, and arguments along the lines of key motifs in order to elucidate and develop an anthropology of emotions, crisscrossing the region of South Asia.


  • P 8.1
    • Dr. HAMAYA, MARIKO (Kyoto University)

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Displaying 7 contributions out of 7
Narratives and imaginations of love as a basis of human bonding in contemporary and historical contexts, both in Western (Giddens 1992) (Bauman 2005) (Beck and Beck-Gernsheim 2004) (Goode 1959) , and Indian (Orsini 2007) (Reddy 2012) context, have captured scholars’ attention. However, everyday perceptions and practices of love, especially in Indian context, have been rarely studied (Heitmeyer 2 ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna ROMANOWICZ
Emotions plays an important role in everybody's life. It is believed that women are mostly vulnerable in terms of their emotional behavior. This paper attempts to understand from various narratives of the domestic paid workers in Assam on managing their emotions in the workplace to earn a livelihood in the difficult situation. Mostly women domestic help work in the households to earn bread for ... More
Presented by Dr. Amiya Kumar DAS on 28/8/2019 at 12:20
Banaras (India) is a holy city. It is the centre of Hindu pilgrimage. The city is the fountainhead of the Hindu pilgrimage in India. It is lived city. The River Ganges flows through the city and is marked by cosmic powers. There are 84 ghats that give a half-moon like geomorphologic shape to the river. Each ghat is named. While not everything is named, things that are named have some emotional val ... More
Presented by Dr. Sweta TIWARI on 28/8/2019 at 11:00
The aim of this paper is to investigate how piety or devotional emotions are cultivated through sharing food, using case studies of Hindu ascetics in Haridwar, North India. Generally, piety is considered as the state of having or showing a belief in the transcendence, that is manifest as a pious action. However, as Mahmood (2012) argues in her study on a women’s piety movement in Egypt, belief ... More
Presented by Dr. MARIKO HAMAYA on 28/8/2019 at 12:00
Marriage as Crisis Management in Indigenous Middle India. The pattern of the relationship terminology, as applied by many millions of indigenous people in highland Middle India, is ordered by the omnipresent principle of reciprocal affinal exchange, as are the marriage norms and practices connecting different local descent groups of inherited affines. At the same time, the idiom of a marriage rela ... More
Presented by Prof. Georg PFEFFER on 28/8/2019 at 11:40
Pakistan is a diverse society with varied ethnic and religious minorities. The Country is an enormously plural country characterized by religious, sectarian and ethno-linguistic diversities. It has an overwhelming Muslim population comprises more than ninety-six percent. The constitution of Pakistan is a safeguard for the minorities which provides religious and social rights to the minorities. Two ... More
Presented by Dr. Muhammad AYUB on 28/8/2019 at 11:20
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