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Cruel optimism

Title
Cruel optimism / Lauren Berlant.
ISBN
9780822350972 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822350971 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822351115 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822351110 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Published
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2011.
Physical Description
viii, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 22, 2011
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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