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The Cultural Politics of Emotion

Ahmed, Sara. 2014. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; 2nd Revised edition. ISBN 978-0748691135 [Book]

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This is a bold take on the crucial role of emotion in politics. Emotions work to define who we are as well as shape what we do and this is no more powerfully at play than in the world of politics. Ahmed considers how emotions keep us invested in relationships of power, and also shows how this use of emotion could be crucial to feminist and queer political movements. Debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, as well as reconciliation and reparation are explored through topical case studies. In this textbook the difficult issues are confronted head on. New for this edition: a substantial 15,000-word Afterword on 'Emotions and Their Objects' which provides an original contribution to the burgeoning field of affect studies; a revised Bibliography; and updated throughout.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Date:

2014

Item ID:

13883

Date Deposited:

06 Oct 2015 08:39

Last Modified:

22 Apr 2016 16:39

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13883

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