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Les compartimos la siguiente nota periodística, que realizó Letraese de La Jornada, respecto a los temas abordado en el sexto coloquio “Las Emociones en el Marco de las Ciencias Sociales: Perspectivas Interdisciplinarias”:

¿La manera en que un lugar está construido o acondicionado puede influir en las emociones de las personas? ¿Lo emocional es algo relacionado directamente con la biología o con el contexto cultural de las personas, o ambas cuestiones influyen directamente? ¿Se vive una sensación de miedo, a escala social ante los índices de violencia registrados en los últimos años? Fueron algunas de las preguntas desprendidas de las diferentes mesas de reflexión celebradas en el VI Coloquio de Investigación. “Las emociones en el marco de las ciencias sociales: Perspectivas interdisciplinarias”, para las cuales, el consenso fue que su respuesta requería de una visión interdisciplinaria. 

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Dear colleagues 

The latest issue of Emotion Researcher is now available! This issue includes an  interview with Professor Ronnie de Sousa, a spotlight on work by Amrisha Vaish examining the development of prosocial behaviors, and a pair of review articles discussing the linkage of emotions and health by Joshua M. Smyth and Jules Evans. The issue also has a welcome message from new ISRE President Christine Harris and the latest updates form the Early Career Researchers Section of ISRE (the International Society for Research on Emotion).  

You can find all of the new content on our website at:

Best wishes 

Eric Walle and Carolyn Price (editors). 

International Journal For The History And Theory of Emotions

Passions in context

In recent years, the emotions have gained increased attention in a wide variety of disciplines including anthropology, history, sociology, political science, legal theory, criminology, economics, cultural and media studies as well as literature. The attention goes along with a reevaluation. In philosophy for example, a discipline that often not only ignored the emotions, but viewed them with contempt, they are now considered as a positive force. For centuries, reason embodied the philosophical ideal; the emotions were seen as disruptive to the very endeavor of philosophy and were therefore to be combated and overcome. Now this rigid opposition between (good) reason and (bad) inclination is not only abandoned in favor of a view that promotes the rationality of feeling, but emotions are even regarded as something necessary for approaching the world and making moral judgments. This view is supported by recent discoveries in the natural sciences, particularly in neurology. This development has in turn built new bridges between the arts – the traditional representatives of the emotions – and science, with researchers becoming ever more curious about their connection. This growing interest in the history and theory of emotions is now both interdisciplinary and international. In particular in the English speaking world and in Germany are developing special centers for the research in the history and theory of emotions. Until now this interest has lacked a forum where contributions with such a wide orientation can be published. Passions in Context will be such a forum.

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Dear colleagues,

Some of you are already aware of the Love Research Network:

We are thirty+ international scholars from a wide range of disciplines united by a research interest in love in all its aspects. We currently focus on 21st century experiences and representations of love. Emerging research collaborations include love in contemporary middle-eastern societies, love in German, English and Finnish literature, representations of love and domesticity on the internet, and infidelity.

As the network co-ordinator I am writing to you to invite you to join us. Love is closely related to the concerns of critical sexology but we see it as a distinct topic which deserves attention in its own (organisational) setting.

We would be delighted  – in particular – to hear from charities and community groups. One of our main aims as a network is to facilitate dialogue, exchange and collaboration between academics and non-academics.

Feel free to drop me a line at<> .

Thanks a lot.