This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The question of affect is central to critical theory, psychology, politics, and the entire range of the humanities; but no discipline, including psychoanalysis, has offered a theory of affect that would be rich enough to account for the delicacy and power, the evanescence and durability, the bodily rootedness and the cultural variability of human emotion.
Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) was one of the most radical and imaginative psychologists of the twentieth century. In Affect, Imagery, Consciousness, a four-volume work published over the last thirty years of his life, Tomkins developed an ambitious theory of affect steeped in cybernetics and systems theory as well as in psychoanalysis, ethology, and neuroscience. The implications of his conceptually daring and phenomenologically suggestive theory are only now—in the context of postmodernism—beginning to be understood. With Shame and Its Sisters, editors Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Adam Frank make available for the first time an engaging and accessible selection of Tomkins’s work.
Featuring intensive examination of several key affects, particularly shame and anger, this volume contains many of Tomkins’s most haunting, diagnostically incisive, and theoretically challenging discussions. An introductory essay by the editors places Tomkins’s work in the context of postwar information technologies and will prompt a reexamination of some of the underlying assumptions of recent critical work in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities. The text is also accompanied by a biographical sketch of Tomkins by noted psychologist Irving E. Alexander, Tomkins’s longtime friend and collaborator.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
""Shame and Its Sisters" will have a major impact on the study of culture in the coming years, and on several fronts. It is a significant contribution to the current rethinking of emotion and affect that promises to explore the limits of Freudian and dialectical models of the self, its pleasures, desires, and projects."--W. J. T. Mitchell, Editor, "Critical Inquiry"About the Author:
At the time of her death in 2009, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center. Her many publications include A Dialogue On Love (Beacon, 1999); Fat Art/Thin Art (Duke, 1994); Tendencies (Duke, 1993); and Epistemology of the Closet (California, 1990).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Duke University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 082231682X
Book Description Duke University Press, 1995. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9780822316824
Book Description Duke Univ. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2685418
Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX082231682X
Book Description Duke University Press. Condition: New. pp. 280 , 3 Illus. Seller Inventory # 3524580
Book Description Duke University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780822316824
Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M082231682X
Book Description Duke Univ Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition (us) edition. 280 pages. 9.75x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __082231682X