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The promise of happiness

Author: Sara Ahmed
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV>Theoretical consideration of how affect--and particularly happiness--shapes social orientations, such as gender, race, and class.</div>
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ahmed, Sara, 1969-
Promise of happiness.
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009047829
(OCoLC)467360448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Ahmed
ISBN: 9780822392781 082239278X
OCLC Number: 636959120
Description: 1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Contents: Introduction: why happiness, why now? --
Happy objects --
Feminist killjoys --
Unhappy queers --
Melancholic migrants --
Happy futures --
Conclusion: happiness, ethics, possibility.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Sara Ahmed.

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This provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy draws on the work of feminist, black, and queer critics showing how happiness is used to justify social oppression.  Read more...

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"Ahmed's analyses are spot-on and provocative... Ahmed's analysis of this and other topics is unpredictable and engaging." - Heather Seggel, The Gay & Lesbian Review "Ahmed's language is a joy, and Read more...

 
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