Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire excavates epistemologies which attempt to explain changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity. Key in this debate is the concept of intimacy. The book shows that different historical periods are characterized by emotional regimes where intimacy in the form of desire, sex, passion, and sex largely exist outside marriage, and that marriage and traditional normative values and structures are fundamentally incompatible with the expression of intimacy in the history of emotional regimes.
The book draws on the work of a number of theorists who assess change in emotional regimes by drawing on intimacy including Michel Foucault, Eva Illouz, Lauren Berlant, Anthony Giddens, Laura Ann Stoler, Anne McClintock, Niklas Luhmann and David Shumway. Some of the areas covered by the book include: Foucault, sex and sexuality; romantic and courtly love; intimacy in late modernity; Imperial power, gender and intimacy, intimacy and feminist interventions; and the commercialization of intimacy.
This book will appeal to students and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, including sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, and literary studies.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Ann Brooks is Professor of Sociology at Bournemouth University, UK.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Foucault’s History of Sexuality – the Production of Sexual Discourses in Classical Antiquity and Beyond. David Konstan
Introduction – What’s Love Got to do with it?
1. Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacy and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity.
2. Foucault’s Genealogy of Sexuality –Foucault, Sex and Power.
3. Narratives of Romantic Love – The History of Courtly Love.
4. "Mapping Intimacy Through Sex in Twentieth Century Colonial Cultures" – Laura Ann Stoler and Anne McClintock.
5. Love and Intimacy in Late Modernity –The Transformation of Intimacy.
6. "The Intelligence of Emotions": Intimacy, Emotions and the "Turn to Affect" – Feminist Interventions.
7. Intimacy, Emotions and the Public Sphere: From Sentimental Ideology to "The Queen of America"- the Public and the Private in the Work of Lauren Berlant.