Landscapes of Emotion is a fascinating look at the cultural construction of emotions, examining how people in different cultures shape ideas and talk about emotion. The primary subjects of the book are the Minangkabau, a matrilineal Moslem culture of three million people in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
"Pathbreaking in both its concerns and methodologies, this book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Indonesian culture. It also constitutes an important and exciting contribution to the study of the interplay of language, culture, and emotion." Nancy J. Smith-Hefner, Journal of Asian Studies
"...introduces a new method for studying vocabulary stuctures in the realm of emotions,,," Cliff Goddard, Semiotica
Acknowledgments; Part I. Theory, Method and Results: 1. Theoretical introduction; 2. Mapping the realm of emotion; 3. Membership in the realm of emotion: prototypicality; 4. Emotion scenarios: antecedents and outcomes; 5. Comparisons between languages; 6. The composite maps of emotion terms, cluster by cluster; 7. Conclusions; Part II. A Cluster-By-Cluster Analysis of the Composite Maps of Emotion Terms: The 44 clusters; Bibliography; Author index; Subject index.