Emotional culture and identity

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Presentation - Emotional Culture and Identity (ICS)

The inclusion of the emotional element in almost every academic field strongly reflects the active presence of emotions in all spheres of human and social life. Along these lines, the present project aims to diagnose contemporary societies through the lens of the increasing relevance of emotions.

In order to study the nature and function of emotions in social action and the construction of identity, our strategy is twofold:

  • On the one hand, we aim to design a theoretical and conceptual frame which will allow us to study social action, paying close attention to the emotional dimension of the human being

  • On the other hand, we wish to implement applied studies that serve as a documental source as well as proof of the theoretical framework.


In this first phase, the objectives of CEMID are:

  • To make a diagnosis of contemporary emotional culture. To this end,

    • Elaboration of a conceptual and theoretical frame for social analysis through emotions.

    • Conceptual clarification and analysis of the relationship between emotions and identity.

    • Sectorial analysis and applied studies:

    • Media and social life narratives

    • Literary and educational narratives 

    • Medical and therapeutic narratives

  • Consolidation of an emergent international and interdisciplinary research group.

  • Periodical dissemination of the results of the research, through publications in specialized journals, organization of lectures and academic symposia.

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Principal investigator

Ana Marta González
Institute for Culture and Society

General contact:
Biblioteca de Humanidades, Campus universitario s/n
31009 Pamplona

+34 948 42 56 00 Ext: 802909