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The promise of happiness

Author: Sara Ahmed
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 9780822346661 0822346664 9780822347255 0822347253
OCLC Number: 895252296
Notes: Indhold: Introduction: why happiness, why now?. Happy objects. Feminist killjoys. Unhappy queers. Melancholic migrants. Happy futures. Conclusion: happiness, ethics, possibility
Description: x, 315 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ixIntroduction: Why Happiness, Why Now? 11. Happy Objects 212. Feminist Killjoys 503. Unhappy Queers 884. Melancholic Migrants 1215. Happy Futures 160Conclusion: Happiness, Ethics, Possibility 199Notes 225References 283Index 301
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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