Dr. James M. Jasper on "Emotion" at Sophia University
The cultural turn in the social sciences centers on meaning. Tools such as identities, codes, narratives, and frames have been deployed to understand human action. But all this work rests on the fact that these carriers are meaningful for people. But how? Meaning is more than mere intelligibility. To understand its resonance, we have to see how emotions of various sorts direct and focus our attention, making us care about some things and not about others.