The Cultural Politics of Emotion

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Routledge, 2004 - Social Science - 224 pages
In The Cultural Politics of the Emotions, Sara Ahmed develops a new methodology for reading "the emotionality of texts." She offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation, and reflects on the role of emotions in feminist and queer politics. Of interest to readers in gender studies and cultural studies, the psychology and sociology of emotions, and phenomenology and psychoanalysis, The Cultural Politics of the Emotions offers new ways of thinking about our inner and our outer lives.--Publisher description.

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Contents

The Organisation of Hate
42
The Affective Politics of Fear
71
Shame Before Others
101
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Sara Ahmed is Reader in Women's Studies at Lancaster University. She is associate editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies and the author of Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism.

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