Ugly Feelings

Ugly Feelings

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by Sianne Ngai
     
 

Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects such as irritation, envy, and disgust to investigate not only ideological and representational dilemmas in literature--with a particular focus on those inflected by gender and race--but also blind spots in contemporary literary and cultural criticism. Her work maps a major intersection of literary studies… See more details below

Overview

Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects such as irritation, envy, and disgust to investigate not only ideological and representational dilemmas in literature--with a particular focus on those inflected by gender and race--but also blind spots in contemporary literary and cultural criticism. Her work maps a major intersection of literary studies, media and cultural studies, feminist studies, and aesthetic theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674024090
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
626,498
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Tone
  • 2. Animatedness
  • 3. Envy
  • 4. Irritation
  • 5. Anxiety
  • 6. Stuplimity
  • 7. Paranoia
  • Afterword: On Disgust
  • Notes
  • Index

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