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Statistical panic : cultural politics and poetics of the emotions, Kathleen Woodward

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Statistical panic : cultural politics and poetics of the emotions
Title
Statistical panic
Title remainder
cultural politics and poetics of the emotions
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Woodward
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this moving and thoughtful book, Kathleen Woodward explores the politics and poetics of the emotions, focusing on American culture since the 1960s. She argues that we are constrained in terms of gender, race, and age by our culture's scripts for "emotional" behavior and that the accelerating impoverishment of interiority is a symptom of our increasingly media-saturated culture. She also shows how we can be empowered by stories that express our experience, revealing the value of our emotions as a crucial form of intelligence." "Referring discreetly to her own experience, Woodward examines the interpenetration of social structures and subjectivity, considering how psychological emotions are social phenomena, with feminist anger, racial shame, old-age depression, and sympathy for non-human cyborgs (including robots) as key cases in point. She discusses how emerging institutional and discursive structures engender "new" affects that in turn can help us understand our changing world if we are attentive to them - the "statistical panic" produced by the risk society, with its numerical portents of disease and mortality; the rage prompted by impenetrable and bloated bureaucracies; the brutal shame experienced by those caught in the crossfire of the media; and the conservative compassion that is not an emotion at all, only an empty political slogan."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodward, Kathleen M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emotions
  • Emotions in literature
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Statistical panic : cultural politics and poetics of the emotions, Kathleen Woodward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-295) and index
Contents
  • Pt. 1.
  • Cultural Politics, Communities of Feeling.
  • p. 29
  • Introduction: Thinking Feeling, Feeling Thinking.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Containing Anger, Advocating Anger: Freud and Feminism.
  • p. 33
  • 2.
  • Against Wisdom: Anger and Aging.
  • p. 58
  • 3.
  • Racial Shame, Mass-Mediated Shame, Mutual Shame.
  • p. 79
  • 4.
  • Liberal Compassion, Compassionate Conservatism.
  • p. 109
  • Pt. 2.
  • Structures of Feeling, "New" Feelings.
  • p. 135
  • 5.
  • Sympathy for Nonhuman Cyborgs.
  • p. 139
  • 6.
  • Bureaucratic Rage.
  • p. 165
  • 7.
  • Statistical Panic.
  • p. 195
  • Coda: Inexhaustible Grief.
  • p. 219
  • Notes.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocn273820643
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780822343547
Lccn
2008048028
Label
Statistical panic : cultural politics and poetics of the emotions, Kathleen Woodward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-295) and index
Contents
  • Pt. 1.
  • Cultural Politics, Communities of Feeling.
  • p. 29
  • Introduction: Thinking Feeling, Feeling Thinking.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Containing Anger, Advocating Anger: Freud and Feminism.
  • p. 33
  • 2.
  • Against Wisdom: Anger and Aging.
  • p. 58
  • 3.
  • Racial Shame, Mass-Mediated Shame, Mutual Shame.
  • p. 79
  • 4.
  • Liberal Compassion, Compassionate Conservatism.
  • p. 109
  • Pt. 2.
  • Structures of Feeling, "New" Feelings.
  • p. 135
  • 5.
  • Sympathy for Nonhuman Cyborgs.
  • p. 139
  • 6.
  • Bureaucratic Rage.
  • p. 165
  • 7.
  • Statistical Panic.
  • p. 195
  • Coda: Inexhaustible Grief.
  • p. 219
  • Notes.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocn273820643
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780822343547
Lccn
2008048028

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