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Desire/Love

Lauren Berlant - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 142 pages
"There is nothing more alienating than having your pleasures disputed by someone with a theory," writes Lauren Berlant. Yet the ways in which we live sexuality and intimacy ...
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The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American ...

Lauren Berlant - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 353 pages
A literary critical and historical chronicle of women s culture in the United States from 1830 to the present, by a leading Americanist.
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The Affect Theory Reader

Melissa Gregg, Gregory J. Seigworth - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 402 pages
A collection of essays on affect theory by groundbreaking scholars in the field
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On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life

Sara Ahmed - Social Science - 2012 - 243 pages
Ahmed argues that a commitment to diversity is frequently substituted for a commitment to actual change. She traces the work that diversity does, examining how the term is used ...
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The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship

Lauren Gail Berlant - Political Science - 1997 - 308 pages
Drawing on literature, the law, and popular media--and "taking her (counter)cue from that celebrated sitcom of American life, 'The Reagan Years'" (Homi K. Bhabha)--Berlant ...
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The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life

Lauren Berlant - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 269 pages
Examining the complex relationships between the political, popular, sexual, and textual interests of Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, Lauren Berlant argues that Hawthorne mounted a ...
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Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism as Travelling Theory

Kathy Davis, Mary Evans - Social Science - 2011 - 237 pages
The second wave of feminism which challenged and changed many assumptions was a product of various western cultures, with no single country possessing a monopoly on the writing ...
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Compassion: The Culture and Politics of an Emotion

Lauren Gail Berlant - Psychology - 2004 - 247 pages
In Compassion, ten scholars draw on literature, psychoanalysis, and social history to provide an archive of cases and genealogies of compassion. Together these essays ...
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Traitor: John Shakespeare 4

Rory Clements - Fiction - 2012 - 496 pages
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