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Ugly feelings, Sianne Ngai

Label
Ugly feelings
Title
Ugly feelings
Statement of responsibility
Sianne Ngai
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Envy, irritation, paranoia -- in contrast to powerful and dynamic negative emotions like anger, these noncathartic states of feeling are associated with situations in which action is blocked or suspended. In her examination of the cultural forms to which these affects give rise, Sianne Ngai suggests that these minor and more politically ambiguous feelings become all the more suited for diagnosis the character of late modernity. Along with her inquiry into the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects such as irritation, envy, and disgust, Ngai examines a racialized affect called "animatedness" and a paradoxical synthesis of shock and boredom called "stuplimity." She explores the politically equivocal work of these affective concepts in the cultural contexts where they seem most at stake, from academic feminist debates to the Harlem Renaissance, from late twentieth-century American poetry to Hollywood film and network television. Through readings of Herman Melville, Nella Larsen, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Hitchcock, Gertrude Stein, Ralph Ellison, John Yau, and Bruce Andrews, among others, Ngai shows how art turns to ugly feelings as a site for interrogating its own suspended agency in the affirmative culture of a market society, where art is tolerated as essentially unthreatening. Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of ugly feelings 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 studies, media and cultural studies, feminist studies, and aesthetic theory
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ngai, Sianne
Dewey number
810.9/353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS169.E48
LC item number
N45 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Negativism in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Race in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Negativism in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Race in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Letterkunde
  • Amerikaans
  • Emoties
Label
Ugly feelings, Sianne Ngai
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tone -- Animatedness -- Envy -- Irritation -- Anxiety -- Stuplimity -- Paranoia -- Afterword: on disgust
Control code
438732454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 422 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674024090
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674041523
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjj2zx7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438732454
Label
Ugly feelings, Sianne Ngai
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tone -- Animatedness -- Envy -- Irritation -- Anxiety -- Stuplimity -- Paranoia -- Afterword: on disgust
Control code
438732454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 422 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674024090
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674041523
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjj2zx7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438732454

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