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Penis envy and other bad feelings : the emotional costs of everyday life

Author: Mari Ruti
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal experience to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in contemporary everyday life. Proceeding from a playful engagement with Freud’s idea of penis envy, Ruti’s autotheoretical commentary fans out to a broader consideration of neoliberal pragmatism. She focuses on the emphasis on good performance, high productivity,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Ruti
ISBN: 9780231186681 0231186681
OCLC Number: 1010658394
Description: xlix, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The creed of pragmatism --
The rationalization of intimacy --
The obsessions of gender --
The reinvention of heteropatriarchy --
The specificity of desire --
The age of anxiety --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mari Ruti.

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