chapter  21
The problem with a geoaesthetic approach to the Indian Highway exhibition
WithCathrine Bublatzky
Pages 13

This chapter outlines some of the most relevant approaches to emotion studies from entangled and conceptual history, which emphasize the ‘external’ interconnectedness of cultures as well as their internal hybridity, and take the deconstruction of universal emotions to yet more abstract levels. It analyses some concepts about emotional transitions in emotion studies. The chapter suggests that both points come together in emphasizing the importance of taking seriously the multiplicity of contexts, and the transitions and interactions between them. It argues that the provocation from deconstruction is more than a coincidence, and builds on a deeper connection: mobility and transcultural flows increase contemporaneously and interdependently due to modern media and the importance of second-order observation. Transcultural encounters are often studied because they show the geographical dimension of conceptual change. From this perspective, the introduction and transcultural negotiation of new concepts from ‘other’ cultures is part of conceptual history and vice versa.