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ISBN: 0822346664 / ISBN-13: 9780822346661

The Promise of Happiness

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This provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy draws on the work of feminist, black, and queer critics showing how happiness is ... Show synopsis

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  • The Promise of Happiness (Duke University Press) – Hardcover (2010)
    by Sara Ahmed

    The Promise of Happiness

    Hardcover, Duke University Press
    2010
    English
    315 pages

    ISBN: 0822346664
    ISBN-13: 9780822346661

    "The Promise of Happiness" is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: 'I just want you to be happy', 'I'm happy if you're happy'. Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the 'happiness duty', the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we ... Show more

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