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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

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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