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The promise of happiness

Author: Sara Ahmed
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Ahmed
ISBN: 9780822347255 0822347253
OCLC Number: 913064651
Description: x, 315 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: why happiness, why now? --
Happy objects --
Feminist killjoys --
Unhappy queers --
Melancholic migrants --
Happy futures --
Conclusion: happiness, ethics, possibility.
Responsibility: Sara Ahmed.


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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, Read more...

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