‘Man you’ve been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long’: On the celebration of negative affect in adolescence

Paul William COOPER, Michalis KAKOS

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Abstract

In this paper the authors explore the phenomena of positive attitudes towards negative affect among young adolescent as reflected in the appearance and behaviours of ‘radical peer crowds’, such as Punks, Goths and Emos. The authors consider the significance of this in relation to the history of melancholy and theories of identity formation. Copyright © 2013 EDRES/ENSEC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-16
JournalThe International Journal of Emotional Education
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Cooper, P., & Kakos, M. (2013). ‘Man you’ve been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long’: On the celebration of negative affect in adolescence. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 5(1), 3-16.

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Negative affect
  • Radical peer crowds
  • Melancholy