Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis is a study of compassion in American society and how it is conveyed in volunteerism based on ethnographic research conducted at a non-profit organization. I challenge the idea that compassion is a universal and instinctive emotion. Instead, I focus on the relationship between emotions, society, and power.
Jespersen, Suzan, "Uncovering the Layers of Compassion: A Study in the Cultural Implications of an Emotion" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.