Emotion as Lived Experience

Norman K. Denzin

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The place of the lived body in emotional experience is examined. Four layers, or levels, of lived‐emotion are identified: (1) sensible feelings, (2) feelings of the lived body, (3) intentional value‐feelings, (4) feelings of the self or the moral person. An account of lived emotionality given by James Joyce is analyzed. The importance of a phenomenological and interactionist view of self, emotionality and social experience is indicated. 1985 Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-240
Number of pages18
JournalSymbolic Interaction
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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