Now available in paperback: let Tiffany Watt Smith guide you through the history, politics, art, literature and philosophy of 156 emotions from around the world, from Iktsuarpok to Indignation
Tiffany Watt Smith is research fellow at the QMUL Centre for the
History of the Emotions, and was also a 2014 BBC New Generation
Thinker. Before beginning her career in academia, she worked as a
theatre director for seven years, including stints as Associate
Director at the Arcola Theatre and International Associate Director
at the Royal Court. She lives in London.
The Book of Human Emotions is published in association with Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art. In 2012, its critically acclaimed programme of events and exhibitions welcomed over 490,000 visitors.
[Watt Smith] treats each emotion with the expertise of a wine
taster, showing how it is formed from a mixture of many other
emotions -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday *
So riveting are these miniature essays exploring 156 emotions that if anyone interrupts your reading, you'll probably feel irritated ... Educative, entertaining. * Observer *
Delightful * Prima *
A brilliant book -- Roisin Ingle * Irish Times *
Witty, informative, undogmatic and thought-provoking, this wonderful book should convince us that emotions are never just neural events. -- Jane O'Grady * Times Higher Education *