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 supply possible choices to clinical versions. She describes her personal adventure of the pro pressures, inventive anxiousness, and political hopelessness that ended in highbrow blockage whereas she was once completing her dissertation and writing her first ebook. construction at the insights of the memoir, within the severe essay she considers the concept that 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 produced from lesbian feminist practices of crafting. She herself seeks to craft a queer cultural research that money owed for melancholy as a old classification, a felt event, and some degree of access into discussions approximately concept, modern tradition, and lifestyle. Depression: A Public Feeling means that utopian visions can dwell in day-by-day conduct 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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