First Published in 2004.

There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her own experience of doing diversity work. It explores the gap between symbolic commitments to diversity and the experience of those who embody diversity. Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.

Diversity is used as evidence that institutions do not have a problem with racism. Something went wrong. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Bodies take the shape of the very contact they have with objects and others. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. The Cultural Politics of Emotion develops a new methodology for reading ‘the emotionality of texts’ and offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it. Grounded in feminist, queer, and antiracist politics, her sui generis analysis of the willful subject, the figure who wills wrongly or wills too much, suggests that willfulness might be required to recover from the attempt at its elimination. What does diversity do? She offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation, and … Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. New York: Routledge, Sara Ahmed continues the work she began in The Promise of Happiness and Willful Subjects by taking up a single word—in this case, use—and following it around. She shows how emotions are named in speech acts, as well as how they involve sensations that are felt by the skin.

On Being Included offers an explanation of this apparent paradox. What do emotions do? It also shows how diversity workers generate knowledge of institutions in attempting to transform them. In The Cultural Politics of the Emotions, Sara Ahmed develops a new methodology for reading "the emotionality of texts." We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads.

Bodies take shape as they move through the world directing themselves toward or away from objects and others. Ahmed posits queer use as a way of reanimating the project of diversity work as the ordinary and painstaking task of opening up institutions to those who have historically been excluded. In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use.

The book provides an account of institutional whiteness and shows how racism can be obscured by the institutionalization of diversity. She offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation, and reflects on the role of emotions in feminist and queer politics. I föreliggande antologi introduceras läsaren för en rad centrala områden i Ahmeds författarskap, såsom affektekonomier, känslopolitik, hemmets orient, mångkulturalismens lyckolöften och vithetens fenomenologi. Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it means for bodies to be situated in space and time. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. How do emotions move us or get us stuck? Unable to add item to List. Buy The Cultural Politics of Emotion 1 by Ahmed, Sara, Ahmed, Sara (ISBN: 9780415972550) from Amazon's Book Store. Her reflections shed light on how will is embedded in a political and cultural landscape, how it is embodied, and how will and willfulness are socially mediated. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Vithetens hegemoni innehåller reflektioner om vithet och rasism i vardagen och inom olika institutionskulturer. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' The Cultural Politics of Emotion is in dialogue with recent literature on emotions within gender studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and philosophy. Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social. What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? -Eva Ziarek, University of Notre Dame. Ahmed also explores how spaces become restricted to some uses and users, with specific reference to universities. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Penguin Modern Classics), Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (Series Q), "A timely and important intervention in the contemporary debates about feminist politics, embodiment, and emotion that changes our understanding of the role of emotion in political life." Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Ahmed considers how emotions keep us invested in relationships of power, and also shows how emotions might be crucial to feminist and queer politics of resistance. Please try again. Yet diversity practitioners often experience institutions as resistant to their work, as captured through their use of the metaphor of the "brick wall." In What’s the Use? Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. On Being Included offers a critique of what happens when diversity is offered as a solution. Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know.