Emotional Culture and TV Narratives
The fact that emotions unveil our values as well as our position in the larger social structure makes them an important source of self-knowledge and also knowledge about the world. By producing emotional reactions, fiction may become a privileged site of self-knowledge, both for the artist and for the public, although in different ways. While fiction cannot be taken as a faithful representation of factual reality, it does register emotional reactions to the facts as they are actually conveyed. From this perspective, the kind of fiction created in a given society constitutes relevant material for the sociology of culture.
KeywordsCultural Analysis Affective Valence Ethical Conviction Emotional Style Cultural Style
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