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Reconstructing female emotionality

Locke, Abigail (2001) Reconstructing female emotionality. Social Psychological Review, 3 (2). pp. 16-26.

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    I examine the use of emotion discourse in the management of blame and accountability, using as an empirical case, the Panorama interview between Princess Diana and Martin Bashir. Diana’s talk is examined to determine how she uses notions of emotionality attributed to her in her discourse for accounting purposes. I argue that Diana provides the background for her ‘emotional’ label and through doing so,
    allocates blame by accusing the media and royal family of fabricating that label for her. She further constructs their motive as being due to their being threatened by her strength of character, rather than her perceived instability. Finally Diana reconstructs
    her emotional nature into a positive attribute whilst marking the royal family as ‘unemotional’ and uncaring. This study is linked to a broader discursive psychology of emotion concepts and their uses

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > The Institute for Health Citizenship
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    Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 10:42
    Last Modified: 15 Dec 2010 11:57


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