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Cruel optimism

Author: Lauren Berlant
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
Series: A John Hope Franklin Center book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ties together political economy and affect in a time of decreased expectations.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Berlant
ISBN: 9780822350972 0822350971 9780822351115 0822351110
OCLC Number: 774665039
Description: 342 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction. affect in the present --
Cruel optimism --
Intuitionists: history and the affective event --
Slow death (obesity, sovereignty, lateral agency) --
Two girls, fat and thin --
Nearly utopian, nearly normal: post-Fordist affect in La Promesse and Rosetta --
After the good life, an impasse: time out, human resources, and the precarious present --
On the desire for the political.
Series Title: A John Hope Franklin Center book
Responsibility: Lauren Berlant.

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"If you are looking for some new language to use to describe the current crisis of hope, read Cruel Optimism. . . . It is a wild, deeply witty examination of our attachments to food, love, politics, Read more...

 
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