The Cultural Politics of Emotion

  title={The Cultural Politics of Emotion},
  author={Sara Ahmed},
This is a bold take on the crucial role of emotion in politics. Emotions work to define who we are as well as shape what we do and this is no more powerfully at play than in the world of politics. Ahmed considers how emotions keep us invested in relationships of power, and also shows how this use of emotion could be crucial to feminist and queer political movements. Debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, as well as reconciliation and reparation are explored through topical… 
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  • M. Abdel-Fadil
  • Sociology
    Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture
  • 2019
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