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Author Berlant, Lauren Gail, 1957-
Title Cruel optimism [electronic resource] / Lauren Berlant.
Publication Info. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2011.
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Description 1 online resource.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Subject United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Popular culture -- United States.
Optimism -- United States.
Progress.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780822350972 0822350971 9780822351115 0822351110 (DLC) 2011021902
ISBN 0822394715 (electronic bk.)
9780822394716 (electronic bk.)
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