This chapter argues that the modern laboratory engaged in the construction of a new type of civilized emotion. It describes on Norbert Eliass and Erik Dunnings characterization of modern sport as a locus for the production of a controlled de-controlling of emotions in order to study the transformation of emotions into objects of knowledge inside the modern laboratory. The chapter deals with an exploration of the oppositional representation of the relationship between modern leisure and the laboratoryas understood by a cohort of late nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century emotion-focused investigators. It shows that the study of emotions entailed the creation of multiple and unique moments in which inimical cultural motifsfrom science and leisurewere juxtaposed inside the laboratory. The successful creation and study of emotions inside the laboratory literally depended on this encounter between science and leisure, between the world of amusement and laboratory life, or on the introduction of art into the laboratory.
|Title of host publication
|Subtitle of host publication
|New Connections in the Histories of Art, Music and Medicine
|Taylor and Francis
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2017
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