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Project: Mixed feelings. Emotion, gender and discipline in ego-documents of youth offenders (1890-1965).

2015-10-01 – 2019-09-30


The research focusses on ego-documents of juvenile delinquents in state reformatories between 1890 and 1965. Using discourse analysis, a synchronic in-depth analysis will investigate how the minors navigated between the institution’s emotion norms and their own ‘private’ feelings, while a diachronic analysis pertains to the interplay of emotion norms and expressions throughout time.