Grudge: The Emotional Side of Resentment
Due to the rise of radical right-wing movements and the political flourishing of conspiracy myths, sociology in recent years has increasingly focused on the functioning of resentment. However, little attention has been paid to the fact that resentment is not only a specific attitude, but is also accompanied by typical emotions. Grudge is that emotional side of resentment and forms the affective ground of resentful attitudes. In my keynote, grudge will be explained in its phenomenological characteristics, its emotional structure, its historical changes and its current social and political significance.