An Emotional State: The Politics of Emotion in Postwar West German Culture - Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany (Hardback)Anna M. Parkinson (author)
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One of the book's major contributions is that it offers an analytical distinction between emotion and affect, finding a compelling way to talk about affect and emotion that is informed by affect theory but that integrates psychoanalysis. The study draws on the psychoanalytic writings of Freud, Margarete and Alexander Mitscherlich, and Andre Green, while engaging with interdisciplinary theorists of affect including Barbara Rosenwein, Lauren Berlant, Ann Cvetkovich, and Eve Kosofsk Sedgwick, among many others.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
-- The Germanic Review
"Offers a truly original, even pathbreaking, contribution to the study of postwar West German culture, while making a very important intervention in the theoretical debate on the study of emotions. Its potential audience includes not only historians and literary critics but the rapidly growing, strongly interdisciplinary community of 'emotion scholars'."
-- Frank Biess, University of California, San Diego