Political Emotions by Janet StaigerPolitical Emotions by Janet Staiger

Political Emotions

EditorJanet Staiger, Ann Cvetkovich, Ann Reynolds

Hardcover | August 6, 2010

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Political Emotionsexplores the contributions that the study of discourses, rhetoric, and framing of emotion make to understanding the public sphere, civil society and the political realm. Tackling critiques on the opposition of the public and private spheres, chapters in this volume examine why some sentiments are valued in public communication while others are judged irrelevant, and consider how sentiments mobilize political trajectories.

Emerging from the work of the Public Feelings research group at the University of Texas-Austin, and cohering in a New Agendas in Communication symposium, this volume brings together the work of young scholars from various areas of study, including sociology, gender studies, anthropology, art, and new media. The essays in this collection formulate new ways of thinking about the relations among the emotional, the cultural, and the political. Contributors recraft familiar ways of doing critical work, and bring forward new analyses of emotions in politics. Their work expands understanding of the role of emotion in the political realm, and will be influential in political communication, political science, sociology, and visual and cultural studies.

Janet Staiger is the William P. Hobby Centennial Professor of Communication in the Radio/TV/Film department at the University of Texas. Her books include Media Reception Studies (New York University, 2005), Perverse Spectators: The Practices of Film Reception (New York University, 2000), and Bad Women: Regulating Sexuality in Early Ame...
Title:Political EmotionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:August 6, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415880548

ISBN - 13:9780415880541

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Table of Contents

1. On Affect and Protest -- Deborah Gould

2. Televising Guant'mo: Transmissions of Feeling during the Bush Years -- Sasha Torres

3. Babies Who Touch You: Reborn Dolls, Artists, and the Emotive Display of Bodies -- Michele White

4. The Transmission of Gothic: Feeling, Philosophy, and the Media of Udolpho -- Samuel Baker

5. Feeling Bad in 1963 -- Heather Love

6. Three Poems and a Pandemic -- Neville Hoad

7. In the Air -- Liza Johnson

8. Archive, Affect, and the Everyday: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions -- Gayatri Gopinath

9. The Halting Grammar of Intimacy: Watching An American Family's Final Episode -- Amy Villarejo

10. Servicing the World: Flexible Filipinos and the Unsecured Life -- Martin F. Manalansan IV

11. Thinking about Feeling Historical -- Lauren Berlant