Depression: A Public Feeling (e-Duke books scholarly by Ann Cvetkovich

By Ann Cvetkovich

In Depression: A Public Feeling, Ann Cvetkovich combines memoir and important essay looking for methods of writing approximately melancholy as a cultural and political phenomenon that provide choices to scientific versions. She describes her personal adventure of the pro pressures, artistic nervousness, and political hopelessness that resulted in highbrow blockage whereas she used to be completing her dissertation and writing her first e-book. development at the insights of the memoir, within the severe essay she considers the concept feeling undesirable constitutes the lived adventure of neoliberal capitalism.

Cvetkovich attracts on an strange archive, together with bills of early Christian acedia and non secular melancholy, texts connecting the histories of slavery and colonialism with their violent present-day legacies, and utopian areas made out of lesbian feminist practices of crafting. She herself seeks to craft a queer cultural research that bills for melancholy as a historic classification, a felt event, and some degree of access into discussions approximately thought, modern tradition, and way of life. Depression: A Public Feeling means that utopian visions can live in day-by-day behavior and practices, akin to writing and yoga, and it highlights the centrality of somatic and felt adventure to political activism and social transformation.

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