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Compassion : the culture and politics of an emotion

Author: Lauren Gail Berlant
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Essays from the English Institute
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Gail Berlant
ISBN: 9781135231644 1135231648
OCLC Number: 878863099
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2004.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Compassion (and Withholding) Lauren Berlant 1. Compassion Marjorie Garber 2. Much of Madness and More of Sin: Compassion, for Ligeia Candace Vogler 3. Calculating Compassion Kathleen Woodward 4. Poor Hetty Neil Hertz 5. Moving Pictures: George Eliot and Melodrama Carolyn Williams 6. Provoking George Eliot Mary Ann O'Farrell 7. Compassion's Compulsion Lee Edelman 8. Cosmetic Surgeons of the Social: Darwin, Freud and Wells and the Limits of Sympathy on The Island of Dr. Moreau Neville Hoad 9. Suffering and Thinking: The Scandal of Tone in Eichmann in Jerusalem Deborah Nelson
Series Title: Essays from the English Institute
Responsibility: edited by Lauren Berlant.


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