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Misery and Company: Sympathy in Everyday Life
In a kind of social tour of sympathy, Candace Clark reveals that the emotional experience we call sympathy has a history, logic, and life of its own. Although sympathy may seem to be a natural, reflexive reaction, people are not born knowing when, for whom, and in what circumstances sympathy is appropriate. Rather, they learn elaborate, highly specific rules—different rule ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published April 15th 1997)
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