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Of Sadness and Joy in Colonial Mexico
Transcript of Of Sadness and Joy in Colonial Mexico
from 'Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexico'
edited by Javier Villa-Flores and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera
Settings with certain standards of acceptable emotions
A dignified experience
A part of everyday life
Much less common than its counterpart
Speech to Noble Daughters (Continued)
"...there is no pleasure that is not joined with much pain, and there is no relief that is not joined with sorrow..."
Religion being forced on Natives, how did this affect their lives?
Modern Conceptions of Emotion
Excerpts from Florentine Codex,
Dossiers from the Holy office of the Inquisition,
Throughout most of the colonial period, the most influential 'emotional community' in the colony was the catholic church.
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
New emotional standards
New rules about expression
New rules about attaining happiness
Example: Football Games
Sadness (except after a loss)
Speech to Noble Daughters
"in this world there is no true pleasure, no true rest..."
"Listen carefully, my child. The earth is not a good place."
How is sadness seen today?
Sadness is looked down on
What is the difference between melancholia and depression?
Depression - a medical condition
Is happiness supposedly easy to achieve?
Happiness is a goal that all people strive for at most times.