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The Resource An emotional state : the politics of emotion in postwar West German culture, Anna M. Parkinson, (electronic resource)

An emotional state : the politics of emotion in postwar West German culture, Anna M. Parkinson, (electronic resource)

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An emotional state : the politics of emotion in postwar West German culture
Title
An emotional state
Title remainder
the politics of emotion in postwar West German culture
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Anna M. Parkinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"This literary-historical study seeks to dismantle the prevailing notion that Germany, in the period following the Second World War, exhibited an 'inability to mourn,' arguing that in fact the period experienced a surge of affect. Anna Parkinson examines the emotions explicitly manifested or addressed in a variety of German cultural artifacts, while also identifying previously unacknowledged (and under-theorized) affective structures implicitly at work during the country's national crisis. Much of the scholarship in the expanding field of affect theory distrusts Freudian psychoanalysis, which does not differentiate between emotion and affect. 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 André Green, while engaging with interdisciplinary theorists of affect including Barbara Rosenwein, Lauren Berlant, Ann Cvetkovich, and Eve Kosofsk Sedgwick, among many others; '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; 'Beautifully written, the book conveys its insights in clear prose and through carefully argued, illuminating readings. Parkinson thoughtfully frames each of her chapters as an inquiry, not simply into the textual nuances of argumentation and rhetoric, but into these texts' place in larger, pragmatic contexts that Parkinson calls 'scenarios.' Consequently, Parkinson attends not only to textual logic but also to perlocutionary effects--nuances of meaning, reception, and emotional tone that would otherwise remain inaudible'--Joahnnes von Moltke, University of Michigan"--From publisher's website
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Parkinson, Anna M
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emotions
  • Emotions
  • Affect (Psychology)
  • Social psychology
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany
  • Germany
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An emotional state : the politics of emotion in postwar West German culture, Anna M. Parkinson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Another country : emotions after Freud -- Guilt : Karl Jaspers and the "German question" -- Ressentiment : democratic sentiments and the affective structure of postwar West Germany -- The inability to mourn, terminable and interminable -- Conclusion: A stroll through the battleground of murdered concepts
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ssj0001553981
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472119684
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015014468
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001553981
Label
An emotional state : the politics of emotion in postwar West German culture, Anna M. Parkinson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Another country : emotions after Freud -- Guilt : Karl Jaspers and the "German question" -- Ressentiment : democratic sentiments and the affective structure of postwar West Germany -- The inability to mourn, terminable and interminable -- Conclusion: A stroll through the battleground of murdered concepts
Control code
ssj0001553981
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472119684
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015014468
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001553981

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