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On the inconvenience of other people / Lauren Berlant.


"On the Inconvenience of Other People is Lauren Berlant's follow up to Cruel Optimism (2011). In that book, Berlant focused on the reasons why, under the contemporary condition of constant crisis, people stay attached to objects that wear them out mentally, politically, materially, and physically. In this new book, Berlant turns attention to the impasse of attachment in a different way; rather than thinking about how we might lose such draining objects, they consider how we might loosen our relationship to those objects in a way that allows us to transform them and build out new forms of life. Berlant takes up the ordinary aspects of ambivalent sociality and inconvenience as an affective relation, thinking through three ways in which people (and whole populations) are deemed inconvenient to one another: sex, democracy, and life"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781478015819
  • ISBN: 1478015810
  • ISBN: 9781478018452
  • ISBN: 1478018453
  • Physical Description: xi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
SEX : sex in the event of happiness -- DEMOCRACY : the commons : infrastructures for troubling times -- LIFE : on being in life without wanting the world : no world poetics, or, elliptical life -- Coda. My dark places.
Subject: Queer theory.
Feminist theory.
Interpersonal relations.
Attachment behavior.
Life change events.
Life change events.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design HQ75.15 .B467 2022 (Text) 30243163 Book Volume hold Checked out 2023-06-12

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